Molly Crabapple bag is SXSW swag

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Molly Crabapple bag is SXSW swag

South by Southwest kicks off today, and one of the premiums for attendees is a nice, big tote bag sporting a design by Molly Crabapple. Which is in itself pretty cool, because they could have just slapped a logo on it like a lot of shows we know.

Organizers also posted a nice, juicy interview with Crabapple on the SXSW site, which includes the news that she and John Leavitt are collaborating again:

We just sold a new graphic novel, Unwanted Carnival, to First Second Books. First Second does beautiful books that win awards. We kind of wonder why they’re hanging with a pair of guttersnipes like us. Me and John are probably going to spend most of 2011 and 2012 hunched over a drafting table scribbling comics and devolving into a sibling troll language.

The two previously worked together on Scarlett Takes Manhattan and The Puppet Makers.

Comic Book Resources also spoke with Crabapple this week about Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School and a recent Transmetropolitan-themed event to raise money for a Transmetropolitan art book that will benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and The Hero Initiative.