Daily Book Drawing

I have been working this summer on my memoir, Drawing Blood. Having just sent the latest draft to my editor, I’ve begun working on the interior illustrations of many of my beautiful friends. All drawings are done on Arches paper, with Ecoline dye.

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Amanda Whip

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Amber Ray

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Glukkake

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John Leavitt, from back in 2002

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Katelan Foisy

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Kim Boekbinder

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Natasha Lennard

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Occupy Wall Street, with Sarah Jaffe and Laurie Penny

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Laurie Penny

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Gold Rush Awards 2014

Honoring Derrick Adams, Molly Crabapple, Sarah E. Lewis, Dread Scott, and Hank Willis Thomas.

Featuring music, an open bar, and a silent auction. All proceeds will benefit Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation. Tickets are $100 and available here, along with more info.

Saturday, September 27th
22 Degraw Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Arrivals at 7pm | Program at 8:30pm

8/26: Benefit for Seth Kushner

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8/26 NYC Benefit for Seth Kushner
Seth Kushner is a a brilliant photographer, comic creator, collaborator and long time personal friend. Please join us for an evening of live comix readings, music & comedy to raise funds for the health care costs related to his fight with leukemia.

Featuring performances by:
Molly Crabapple http://mollycrabapple.com/
Douglas Rushkoff http://rushkoff.com/
Dean Haspiel http://deanhaspiel.com/
Akim Funk Buddha — http://funkbuddha.org/
JahFurry http://youtube.com/jahfurry
Josh Neufeld http://www.joshcomix.com/
Plucky Charms http://welcometotripcity.com/2011/11/culturepop-jennie-fisk/

And more…


Tuesday, August 26th
Union Hall – Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/

Doors at 7:30p, show at 8:00p. $15

Purchase tickets online: http://www.unionhallny.com/event/647049-save-our-schmuck-bone-marrow-brooklyn/

Read about Seth’s fight with Acute Myeloid Leukemia in an article in Bleeding Cool by Hannah Means-Shannon:
http://www.bleedingcool.com/2014/05/09/help-comics-creator-seth-kushner-hulk-smash-leukemia/

About SETH KUSHNER http://sethkushner.com/ 
Seth is a lifelong resident of Brooklyn, NY, where he and his wife, Terra are raising their five year old son. A renowned photographer, his work has appeared in The New York Times, Time Magazine, Newsweek, L’Uomo Vogue, Sports Illustrated, The New Yorker and other publications.
Published books include, The Brooklynites, Leaping Tall Buildings: The Origins of American Comics and upcoming New York Comics. 
Seth is co-founder of TRIP CITY, home to his CulturePOP photocomix and Schmuck comics. In 2013, Seth co-founded HANG DAI Editions an independent publishing imprint.

Help Seth and others find their match by registering at this event to become a bone marrow donor with Delete Blood Cancer — All it takes is completing a registration form and swabbing the inside of your cheeks. In less than five minutes, you can potentially save a life!
Visit http://deletebloodcancer.org/ to learn more

Tickets & Info: http://www.unionhallny.com/event/647049-save-our-schmuck-bone-marrow-brooklyn/ Facebook Event Page:
 https://www.facebook.com/events/554615731328095/

Slaves of Happiness Island

They say Sheikh Zayed built Abu Dhabi, just like Louis XIV built the Louvre. But this is a myth. Vijay built Abu Dhabi more than Sheikh Zayed did. He built it growing deeper in debt each day, his feet sinking into the lunar sand.

An Emirati curator told me that these museums were Abu Dhabi’s “gifts to the region.” She refused to go on record, certain my article would overplay the UAE’s labor problems. But she allowed that quote.

She is wrong about the giver of the gift. Saadiyat is a “gift” to the UAE from Vijay, from Tariq, from Ibrahim—from all the men whose hands have built these cities. But migrant workers’ names are never engraved on donor lists.

“Slaves of Happiness Island: Abu Dhabi and the Dark Side of High Art,” Molly Crabapple for VICE

Salam School Mural Photos

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Had the great honor of being asked to come along with Zeitouna, a program by the Karam Foundation, to mentor displaced Syrian kids. A few dozen of us came to the Salam School, a school in Southeast Turkey for refugees. Dentists from the Syrian American Medical Society fixed hundreds of kids teeth. Boxers taught little girls to kickbox, and my friend Lina Sergie introduced the kids to the fundaments of architecture. I drew these murals.

The teachers, refugees themselves, were brilliant and inspiring. I’m shy and not particularly great with kids, and my Arabic has faded to a few sentences. But the kids loved watching me draw cats and mice up to no good all over the walls.

Photos by Mohamad Ojjeh.