Inside Molly Crabapple's 'Week of Hell'

Published On October 17, 2011 | By Joe Gordon | Comics

Kickstarter posted up this short but fascinating video with the amazing Molly Crabapple, talking about her Week of Hell, staying inside a hotel room for five days, covering every surface with paper then continually drawing over all of it . I love Molly’s art anytime, but to see her creating this wraparound, room-sized, intensely detailed work is quite remarkable. The art (all 270 feet of it!) was pre-sold via a Kickstarter campaign earlier in the summer and will be the subject of a book next year; you can read more and check out some photos of the event on Molly’s site here.

And since we’re on the subject of Molly, I know I posted one of her sketches from the Occupy Wall Street campaign last week, but I can’t resist posting another – she has a whole bunch of them on her blog, as one of the main congregations of protestors in Liberty Park has been quite close to where she lives and she’s been documenting it with a series of sketches and pointing out that despite some politically motivated media attempts to paint the protestors as a buch of grumbling hippy types it is actually a very diverse group – senior citizens, young folks, construction workers, former armed forces veterans, mothers, fathers, all sorts. I’ve been enjoying seeing some of Molly’s art reacting to this grass-roots movement. You can see more on her blog and also on her Tumblr.

(journalist Laurie Pennycovering the Occupy Wall Stree movement, art by and (c) Molly Crabapple)

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Joe Gordon
Joe Gordon is's chief blogger, which he set up in 2005. Previously, he was professional bookseller for over 12 years as well as a lifelong reader and reviewer, especially of comics and science fiction works.

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