Molly Crabapple is a vibrant speaker: engaging, incredibly well-informed, and illuminating in her insights.-Pablo Defendini
Molly Crabapple is smart, articulate, uncompromising and knows what she’s talking about.-Warren Ellis
Molly Crabapple is an award winning artist, author, and the founder of Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School, the largest chain of art salons in the world. Called a “downtown phenomenon” by the New York Times and “THE artist of our time” by infamous comedian Margaret Cho, Molly is a frequent speaker on art and entrepreneurship.
Molly speaks regularly about her own art, DIY empires, and entrepreneurship for creatives.
Molly Crabapple has emceed Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School, a biweekly alternative drawing salon in New York, since 2005. Under the banner of Dr. Sketchy’s, she has produced and emceed events around the USA, and in Germany, Scotland, England, France, Brazil and Finland.
As well having done hundreds of media interviews both in the United States and internationally, Molly’s speaking experience includes:
“Social Media is Science Fiction” SXSW Interactive. Austin. March 2011
“How to Make a DIY Empire” DIY Days. The New School. March 2011
HEEB Storytelling: The Comics Edition. New York City. December 2010
Panelist. “Collision Course: Art and the Muse of Commerce” Influencers Conference. New York. October 2010
“DIY Empire: A How To” Ignite NYC. New York. October 2010
Panelist “Illustration and Mobile Devices.” Educators Symposium, Society of Illustrators. New York. October 2010
University Mackenzie, Sao Paulo, August 2010
Brooklyn Museum, New York, August 2010
Urban Arts Fair, Amsterdam, June 2010
Panelist. ”Selling Subculture without Selling Out.” South by Southwest Interactive. March 2010
SMart Camp at The Roger Smith hotel. New York. March 2010
Museum of Modern Art. New York. December 2009, March 2010
Massachusetts College of Art. Boston. November 2009
Baby Tattooville: A Limited Edition Art Collector’s Retreat. Los Angeles. October 2009
Pixel Design Festival. Sao Paolo, Brazil. October 2009
“The ACT-I-VATE Renaissance” Panelist. Brooklyn Book Fair 2009
Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art. New York. 2009
San Diego Comic-Con. Panelist. “Making Webcomics” 2009 [LISTEN]
SketchyCon: An International Conference of Dr. Sketchy’s Organizers. New York. 2009
Parsons School of Design 2007, 2009. New York.
SUNY Purchase. New York. 2009
South by Southwest Interactive. Panelist. “Taking Webcomics Mobile” Austin, Texas. 2009.
The New York Comic Convention. Panelist. “50 Years of Weird Tales.” New York. 2008
Dr. Sketchy’s 2008 European Tour. Glasgow, London, Berlin, Helsinki
Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art. Helsinki, Finland. 2008.
Dr. Sketchy’s 2007 US Tour: Boston, Philadelphia, Norfolk, Durham, Greensboro, Richmond, Washington DC, Baltimore, San Francisco, Phoenix, Los Angeles.
The Graphic Arts Guild of Boston, 2007
Stumptown Comics Fest. Portland, Oregon. April 2011
Cusp Conference. Chicago, Illinois. September 2011