“Your Debt Is Someone Else’s Asset”

The newest video for The Intercept is out now.

“A collaboration between The Intercept; artist Molly Crabapple and her creative partners at Sharp As Knives productions; and writer Astra Taylor, this short film invites us to understand our debt in new ways. Our monthly payments are a source of profit, a form of wealth transfer from struggling borrowers to the well-to-do. These profits are a source of power; debt is never just about money. In the United States, debt has long been used as a form of social control and a tool of white supremacy.”

-The Intercept

Suffolk Street Solidarity – December 8th

Bluestockings and The Clemente are putting together an exciting event for Dec. 8th at 6:30pm! Both in-person (vax required) and online. Live musical performances by @chokedupnyc and Claudi of @pinclouds! Remarks from writers, artists, and organizers in our communities including @alokvmenon @ritaindianalamontra @yinq13 & @mollycrabapple! Raffle prizes! Community love!

Tickets available HERE

Black Friday Sale!

New Prints!

Free 8.5×11 Mini-print with each print order!

15% off EVERYTHING in the shop!

From now until 11/30

We’re also doing another


If you donate at least 25$ to a local food bank between now and Giving Tuesday, you can enter to win one of five signed copies of “Fanning The Flames, A Molly Crabapple Coloring book” from Radix Media

Just send proof of donation to [email protected]

Five winners will be selected by Dec 1st
Offer only valid for shipping addresses within the US

“Fanning the Flames, A Molly Crabapple Coloring Book”

Coming soon from Radix Media!

Here is the first look at the cover of Fanning The Flames, A Molly Crabapple Coloring Book. We are so proud to be collaborating with NYC-based, worker-owned, print shop Radix Media. Be sure to follow them to catch the pre-order link that’s coming very soon!

This cover reflects the collection’s themes out loud: a penchant for political theater and satire, disdain for capitalism and profit, and a critique of voyeurism and entertainment. After all Fanning the Flames is no ordinary coloring book—it’s one that forces the user to reflect in the act of coloring, performance, and its consumption. ” – Radix Media

“Women Refugee Voices from Asia and Africa, Travelling for Safety”

Molly contributed a chapter to the new book ” Women Refugee Voices from Asia and Africa, Travelling for Safety” which is now available for preorder from ActionAid Association.

The book brings “together first-hand accounts from women refugees and interventions by activists, academics, journalists, filmmakers, humanitarian workers, and international law experts, this book will be a must read for scholars and researchers of migration and diaspora studies, development studies, sociology and social anthropology, and politics and public policy. It will be of special interest to NGOs, policymakers, and think tanks.”

Pre-order your copy here.

Two Emmy Nominations!

We are so proud to announce that the series of short films “The Zo” has been nominated for two Emmy Awards in the categories “Outstanding Interactive Media: Documentary”, and “Outstanding Graphic Design and Art Direction: Documentary”.

The Zo is a 3-part animated series illustrated by Molly Crabapple, wirtten and directed by Kim Boekbinder and Jim Batt, and narrated by Michael K. Williams for The Marshall Project and First Look Media’s streaming service, Topic.

This is the groups second and third Emmy nominations, after “A Message From The Future With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez” was nominated last year. 

“All That’s Utopian Melts Into Asphalt” on The Nation

Illustration by Josh Gosfield

“I see Utopia Parkway like this. All the grandiose plans have faded into the prosaic present, the small houses inhabited by people from everywhere on earth, struggling each day to build for themselves and for their families a private sliver of a better world. Behind the chrome railings racked with roses, their kids grow up into New Yorkers. Like me, they will forget the old languages of their old countries but will grow up striving for their own utopia, their very own no place.”

“A Miniaturist Goes Large” by Molly Crabapple

Shahzia Sikander/Sean Kelly, New York
Shahzia Sikander: Pleasure Pillars (detail), 2001

Molly’s review of Shahzia Sikander’s latest show “Extraordinary Realities” at the Morgan Library is on the New York Review of Books.

In this show, the juxtapositions are scintillating. Tantric acrobats. Brooklyn water towers. Horses that resemble the letters of a language that never was. The purported manuscript pages become palimpsests, entries in a sort of Borgesian library or archive, a repository as vast as the Earth itself. Her images invite the viewer down a rabbit hole papered with the detritus of empire, its wars and masquerade balls…

100 Years from Mississippi, and fundraiser for India

Molly contributed animations for the recently released film 100 Years from Mississippi, Best Documentary winner in the Harlem International Film Festival. 

“Mamie Lang Kirkland still remembers the night in 1915 when panic filled her home in Ellisville, Mississippi. Her family was forced to flee in darkness from a growing mob of men determined to lynch her father and his friend. Mamie’s family escaped, but her father’s friend, John Hartfield, did not. He suffered one of the most horrific lynchings of the era.

Mamie vowed to never return to Mississippi – until now. After one hundred years, Mamie’s youngest child, filmmaker, Tarabu Betserai Kirkland, takes his mother back to Ellisville to tell her story, honor those who succumbed to the terror of racial violence, and give testimony to the courage and hope epitomized by many of her generation.”

100 Years From Mississippi is now in film festivals

We also wanted to bring to your attention that India is currently dealing with a massive wave of new COVID19 cases, and is struggling to provide adequate care to patients.

In an effort to help, 100% of sales from each personalized copy of Drawing Blood and Brothers of the Gun bought from the shop will be donated toward fundraisers focusing on providing oxygen and medical care in India.

We’ve already donated over $2,000.00 and will continue to donate all of this week.

Each book contains a hand drawn, one-of-a-kind illustration by Molly (spoiler – may contain cats!).  And now until May 23rd, if you purchase one of Molly’s books from the shop, you can also get 20% off the print of your choice with code INDIA20

“Deadly Shame” with the National Nurses Union

Molly partnered with National Nurses United for a three part animation series “Deadly Shame”, exploring some of the issues addressed in their latest campaign.

‘“Deadly Shame: Redressing the Devaluation of Registered Nurse Labor Through Pandemic Equity” is a new white paper by National Nurses United (NNU) which provides an in-depth analysis of the devaluation of nurses’ care work and resulting inequities, their experiences on the pandemic’s front lines, and ways to redress these issues through collective action.”

Visit www.deadlyshame.org for more information