About Molly Crabapple

Molly Crabapple is a New York artist, the author of Dr. Sketchy's Official Rainy Day Colouring Book, and the founder of an art cult that stretches across five continents.  She really likes coffee.

In Praise of the Hubby Bubbly

In Praise of the Hubby Bubbly
By March 14, 2007

In 2003, Mayor Bloomberg banned smoking in New York City bars, and, inadvertently, started a rose scented mania. Hookah bars, since they made most of their money off of tobacco sales, were permitted to allow smoking on premises. And they … Read More

Islamic Funnyman

Islamic Funnyman
By March 14, 2007

Once, on Si’Djeha street in Marrakesh, I tossed a lump of bread at a boy’s chest. He’d been following me all day, offering me his services as a guide and saying he wanted to be my skirt. After six hours … Read More

Raunch Culture

By March 14, 2007

I must admit to being deeply suspicious of the “Anti-Raunch Culture” warriors. I’m reading Pornified now, but all author Pamela Paul seems to prove is that men are, gasp, masturbating. Ariel Levy’s Female Chauvinist Pigs is a bit more likable … Read More

Five Questions with Little Brooklyn

Five Questions with Little Brooklyn
By March 14, 2007

Little Brooklyn is one of the lights of New York’s burlesque revival. As gifted a comedian as she is a peeler, Brooklyn’s numbers include a stripping Rosie the Riveter, a pre-Hayes code-inspired black and white clown, and a glittering, disco-ball … Read More

Her Maiden Name was Dorothy Rothschild

Her Maiden Name was Dorothy Rothschild
By March 13, 2007

If you’re a certain type of bitter, intellectual female, you like Dorothy Parker. The smart-ass 20's writer is an all ages tonic- consoling you through bad love affairs and high-school unpopularity. Originally born Dorothy Rothschild (not those Rothschilds!), Dottie claimed … Read More

Blogger Book Deals- But for Webcomics?

Blogger Book Deals- But for Webcomics?
By March 13, 2007

Remember when Jessica Cutler signed a 250,000 dollar book deal, and when Tucker Max’s smarmy grin was plastered over airport bookstores coast to coast? Well, it seems that 2005’s mania for internet content providers is finally trickling down to those … Read More

Arthur Szyk- Anti-fascist art with Curlicues

Arthur Szyk- Anti-fascist art with Curlicues
By March 13, 2007

Did you know illustrators used to be big stars? Norman Rockwell could buy a house on his fees from doing one magazine cover. Little Nemo creator Windsor McCay got to trod the boards on the vaudeville stage, just cause of … Read More

What’s this art about, sir?

What’s this art about, sir?
By March 13, 2007

Late into the night on G-chat, me and artist Genevive Zacconi bitch about our hair and the gallery world in equal measure. Her constant refrain is that very few people understand her conceptual, classically painted art. So, Jewcy readers, here's … Read More