Molly Crabapple photo by Aaron Edwards
I'm a longtime Molly Crabapple fan (see my 2005 Gothamist interview with her), so am very excited about her book party next week! Unlike other events of late, I will definitely be there. The book is also available for pre-order on Amazon.
Plus there'll be red-hot flavored cupcakes by Glittle Cupcakes. (the above ring pop one is also by them, but I'm not sure if those exact ones will be there)
On July 8th, Fugu Press will release “Scarlett Takes Manhattan,” the first graphic novel by Dr. Sketchy’s creator Molly Crabapple and her longtime collaborator John Leavitt. Set in the demimonde of Gilded Age New York, “Scarlett Takes Manhattan” tells the story of poor Bowery girl Shifra Helfgott, who rises to become the premier fire-eater of her age.
Chock full of rigged boxing matches, dirty politics, and turn of the century lesbian culture, “Scarlett” has been described as “disgustingly wonderful” by Warren Ellis and led Margaret Cho to call Molly “THE artist of our time.”
To celebrate the release of “Scarlett Takes Manhattan,” Fugu Press will be throwing a glittery, burlesque-inspired launch at The Slipper Room, New York’s premier variety venue.
See sexy burlesque photos and register at Eventbrite
And I can't post it, but click here for a gorgeous photo of Molly.