As I live in the bleary abyss of cornfields and woodlands of the midwest, I first became aware of the lovely Miss Molly Crabapple (and her equally lovely work) through the Twitterverse. In fact, you can (and should), follow her yourself @mollycrabapple
Being a lifelong comic fan and following several people in that field, I was scanning my twitter feed late one night and saw a retweet by none other than Mr. Warren F***ing Ellis. It was then that I became aware of a project called Week in Hell, by a tiny and hauntingly beautiful NYC artist named Molly Crabapple. After reading a bit about the project and scanning through her previous tweets, I was hooked. I followed the project via twitter and preordered the first volume through my LCS. (that's Local Comic Shop to all you non-geeks out there)
As I understand it this is the first of a Three Volume set to be published through IDW Publishing, of which the second volume Devil in the Details, is currently available for preorder. So, when you purchase this volume, and I urge you to do so, go ahead and preorder volume 2 as well!
Week in Hell is an acid trip from your sophomore year in college, an all night Absinthe infused soiree with dear friends and an explosion of non-traditional art on 278 feet of paper....covering the walls of a NYC hotel room. Molly takes her unique and engaging style (as well as her sanity, I believe) to the limits within the confines of those walls and the results are phenomenal! There's only so much I can put to words about this book, and The Artiste Extraordinaire herself. You really need to experience it for yourself. I only wish I would have gotten the chance to see the room from the inside. This book will leave you wanting the same. My copy of The Art of Molly Crabapple Volume 1: Week in Hell sits proudly on my bookcase with the good company of H.R. Giger, Frank Frazetta, Clive Barker, Ben Templesmith, Dave Stevens and many others.