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Molly Crabapple

  1. Puppets, Romance, and Open-Heart Surgery Take Center Stage in this Animated Short [VIDEO]

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    I'm a big fan of short films and innovative animation. I Have Your Heart, a collaborative effort between New York illustrator Molly Crabapple, Melbourne animator Jim Batt, and musician Kim Boekbinder is both those things. Not to mention it's just plain good. "A sing‐a‐long song about love, loss, and open‐heart surgery," it uses paper puppets and stop-motion animation to create something that's half music video, half storybook. For more on the fascinating process of making the short, check out BoingBoing's interview with its trio of creators. (via: BoingBoing) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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  2. Things We Saw Today: Handpainted Zelda Heels

    Things We Saw Today

    Esty user Magicbeanbuyer created these for herself but is now taking orders. And yes, they come in flats too! (via So Geek Chic)

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  3. How to Get a Female Cartoonist on the News, Or At Least on Al Jazeera

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    Molly Crabapple is an artist and political cartoonist (and the founder of the loose international network of Dr Sketchy's Anti Art School, a mix of burlesque and life drawing with some decidedly geeky interests like Sandman and Transmetropolitan) who's drawn for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and Playgirl, as well as Marvel (in Strange Tales 2 and Girl Comics) and DC (with her steampunk graphic novel Puppet Makers). Yesterday she joined protesters in Manhattan's financial district in a protest commemorating the one-year anniversary of the beginning of the Zuccotti Park encampment. She was among the more than one hundred people arrested, and naturally made sure she livetweeted the whole process, joining the small ranks of female cartoonists who've managed to bring notice to the movement through their art and actions. She was released last night. You can read her tweets here.

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