Before the lockdown, Molly joined best-selling author and journalist Paul Mason for a discussion on capitalism and how the events of 2011 affected both of their perspectives on economics, art, and resistance. The episode for Studio B: Unscripted on Al Jazeera is now available.
“Quarantined in my apartment, I put out a call on Twitter saying that I wanted to draw those workers who could not stay at home: delivery people, shelf stockers at grocery stores, nurses, janitors, and cashiers. In the next few hours, more than 50 people wrote to me. I drew these portraits from the selfies they sent me in their work clothes. These are the underpaid, ignored, essential workers who have always made the earth move—and now are forced to risk their lives doing it.”
Mollys latest article and illustrations about the Bernie Sanders campaign is up now on The Nation.
And Episode 3 of The Zo, “Retaliation” is now available.
“In The Zo, prisoners often face retaliation from prison administrators when they file grievances about ever-changing regulations or misconduct they uncover through their documentation. Our final installment explores how,even though administrators encourage incarcerated people to file these grievance forms, those who do are frequently punished for bearing witness with transfers, solitary confinement, or harassment by prison guards.”
The Zo was also the topic of a recent episode of On Point, hosted by Meghna Chakrabarti and David Folkenflik and produced by WBUR for NPR.
“A new series of videos from The Marshall Project takes a look at life inside prison, through the words of prisoners themselves. Patrick Doolittle, Lawrence Bartley, Doran Larson and Molly Crabapple join Jane Clayson.“
Molly illustrated one of the 100 Time Women of the Year alternate covers. Her portrait of Black Lives Matter founders Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi, is one part of a project honoring 100 years of noteworthy women.
Episodes 1 and 2 of “The Zo” are now live. Illustrated by Molly and narrated by Michael K. Williams (The Wire, Boardwalk Empire), “The Zo” is a three part series for the The Marshall Project and First Look Media’s streaming service, Topic. “The Zo” explores the harsh realities of being incarcerated in America.
Molly was recently on Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman to talk about the upcoming democratic primary elections. You can watch the full video or read the transcript here
Molly’s recent piece about the Bernie Sanders campaign is in The Nation. Take a look at what she saw while in Iowa and New Hampshire.
Molly wrote about the Greek anarchist community Exarchia for The New Yorker this week. Exarchia has been a haven for refugees, immigrants and anarchists that is currently experiencing raids by the Greek government. Read the full article here
Molly gave her endorsement of Senator Bernie Sanders for president this weekend in New Hampshire. Watch the full video here
You have the opportunity to bid on some of Molly’s artwork this weekend at the silent auction presented by siemPResente, as a benefit for Puerto Rican earthquake relief. If you can’t attend the benefit, they have a GoFundMe page here.
Now available for pre-order through Radix Media. We Are All Things is a prose poem by Elliott Colla, illustrated by Egyptian artist Ganzeer, with an introduction by Molly Crabapple.
“Ganzeer’s images bring to life an ordinary room in Cairo, where a man cries in bed. Then things in the room begin to speak. Elliott Colla’s poetic prose rekindles thoughts of a relationship that has ended. A poem in comics and words, We Are All Things is an extraordinary book that you can read, dream, and find your old love in.” — Ahmed Naji, writer and journalist
Now through Friday, you can still get a FREE 8.5×11 print of the Green New Deal poster with every print order through the shop. No promo code needed, it will automatically be sent with every print bought by 12/06
If you sign up for Ink Vault now you’ll receive and exclusive discount code for the shop on Dec 2nd
We’ve added some exciting new prints to the shop AND every print order this weekend comes with a 8.5×11″ mini print of Molly’s Green New Deal poster.
Head over to the shop and check out the new prints from Shell Game, Drawing Blood, “A Message From the Future with AOC”, and the brand new Naked Lady Mini Box!
Molly had the pleasure and honor of joining Bernie Sanders, AOC, and many other activists at the Climate Crisis Summit in Iowa this past weekend. Speaking on a panel with Chandra Walker, the Native Caucus Chair for the Nebraska Democratic Party and Zina Precht-Rodriguez, the leader of the Sunrise Movement, Molly was one of many addressing the thousands of Iowans in Des Moines who came together to discuss the climate crisis and support Bernie’s candidacy. All done in front of banners created from Molly’s artwork from the video A Message From the Future with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez . A full video of the summit can be seen here.
Molly will be attending the kick-off event at the El Museo DEL Barrio at 6 pm at 1249 5th Ave, and signing posters she designed. The event is free and open to the public.
We’re also very proud to announce that Molly has been named as one of the 2020 Bard Fellows at the Brooklyn Public Library. Along with three other writers and scholars, Molly will be engaging with students over the next year and supporting them in their academic pursuits. Read more about it here!
Molly was featured in this weeks Community Spotlight by Radix Media. Radix Media is a worker owned printer and publisher based out of NYC that Molly is proud to support. Earlier this year they handled the printing of Al Andalous in New York, the zine made by Molly and her students during her residency at NYU’s Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, and they did an amazing job.
At 7PM, Tuesday Sept 24th, Molly will be speaking at Blue Stockings Bookstore in the Lower East Side in a discussion titled Palestine in the Present Tense with author Marcello Di Cintio.
Then on Thursday September 26th at 7pm Molly will join author Ibtisam Azem for a discussion on his new book, The Book of Disappearance at McNally Jackson books at 52 Prince Street
You can also view Molly’s work at the Museum of Broken Windows, a pop-up experience in New York City, which features the work of artists from around the country. The exhibit asks what the toll of Broken Windows policing has been on Black and Brown New Yorkers and invites people to reflect on why the outdated policing strategy belongs in a museum, rather than on our streets.
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On the Radio Juxtapoz podcast Molly talks about the current state of the art world, climate change, her books, and a whole lot more.
On Studio 360 Molly is one of a couple interesting folks interviewed by guest host Maeve Higgins, including playwright Michael R. Jackson and the creators and cast of “Felix Starro,” a new musical from the Ma-Yi Theater Company. Molly discusses writing Brothers of the Gun with Marwan Hisham, and her video “A Message From The Future with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez”
You can check it out below or tune into WNYC 93.9FM this Sunday at 11 or on 200+ other stations over the next week.
Molly is honored to have been chosen for a New America Fellowship for 2020. @NAfellows will be supporting her research on the Jewish Labor Bund. Learn more about the New America Fellowship 2020 class below