Pink Raygun Post: Interview with MOLLY CRABAPPLE

Me, as drawn by Molly Crabapple at MoCCA Fest 2009

Me, as drawn by Molly Crabapple at MoCCA Fest 2009

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Last week, I attended the launch party for Molly Crabapple’s first graphic novel, Scarlett Takes Manhattan.  It was a great way to launch a book (and the cupcakes were scrumptious!), and I had the opportunity to interview her for Pink Raygun.

Excerpt:

I came across Molly Crabapple’s work the way I come across so many things these days – on Twitter.  Someone posted a link to Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School, an affordable life-drawing class with a Gilded Age feel for which one pays about ten dollars to sketch burlesque performers in scintillating poses, and I was immediately intrigued!  As I explored the website for this class, which is now being franchised in cities all over the world, I became more and more interested in the creative mind behind it.  Visits to her website lead to searching for her work everywhere and becoming an instant fan.  She’s illustrated for clients like Marvel Comics, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Playgirl as well as eight books, including her own.

molly-crabappleI had the opportunity to interview Molly at the release party for her first graphic novel, Scarlett Takes Manhattan, which she created with long-time collaborator, John Leavitt.  The party, like the book itself, came complete with burlesque performances, fire-eaters, and a Two Man Gentleman Band (who wrote a theme song for the book called, appropriately enough, “When Scarlett Takes Manhattan”).   Here’s what Molly had to say about pursuing success, loving performing artists, and drawing boobs…

Get thee to PINK RAYGUN to read the interview!

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