So the divine Molly Crabapple and I overcaffeinated ourselves and decided we should start teaming up on some art journalism. I wrote two pieces for the Independent about the Chicago protests, and Molly drew illustrations based on photos I took and sent to her. They’ve been published at The New Inquiry, too.
“On Saturday, me and journalist Laurie Penny were drinking tea and talking about making something together. The next day she took the 17-hour Occupy Wall Street busride down to Chicago, to cover the #noNato protests. Laurie sent me iphone snaps of her busmates- kids who were singing Disney songs as they prepared to be beaten and arrested. So I drew them.”
This is unlikely to be the last time Molly and I work together directly, so stay tuned (or whatever the internet equivalent of that sentiment may be).