One week, one room, a whole lot of art and even more caffeine.
IDW Delves Into Molly Crabapple's "Week in Hell"
The Art of Molly Crabapple, Vol. 1: Week in Hell drops March 14th
San Diego, CA (February 13, 2012)—In September 2011, acclaimed artist Molly Crabapple embarked on a truly unique and captivating endeavor: one hotel room, 270 square feet of blank paper, and five days to cover it all in art. Backed by her dedicated fans and armed with caffeine, champagne, and a lot of ink, she set about transforming the room with her engrossing and dynamic work; creating vast, imaginative pieces that would turn an ordinary hotel room into an otherworldly wonderland.
"I conceived of Week in Hell as a way to break on through to the other (artistic) side by drawing beyond the limits of endurance," said Crabapple. "I never imagined that so many people would want to help me do it. While covering the room in drawings, I thought I was pro until I collapsed at the end of one 20-foot wall. The room killed me a bit, but I killed it a bit, too."
Also featuring a foreword by Warren Ellis, photography by Steve Prue, and a cover by fashion photographer Clayton Cubitt, this is an art book unlike any other.
THE ART OF MOLLY CRABAPPLE: WEEK IN HELL is the first volume of a three-volume art-book series that IDW will be producing with Crabapple in 2012.
"I'm ecstatic to be doing these books with Molly," said IDW's Chris Ryall, Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief. "Her art is wildly inventive, wholly original, and just pleasant as can be. Which are also terms that apply to Molly herself, too. Also, I don't see how anyone could resist a book filled with whimsical tentacled creatures and other such flights of fancy adorning fancy hotel room floors, walls, doors, and ceilings."
More information about Molly Crabapple can be found at:
THE ART OF MOLLY CRABAPPLE, VOL. 1: WEEK IN HELL ($9.99, 48 pages, full color) will be available in stores in March 14, 2012. ISBN 978-1-61377-154-9.
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Source: Press Release
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