The Crybaby Collective

The Crybaby Collective is a group of Brooklyn-based female artists and friends. We began sharing ideas and working with one another while studying illustration at Parsons The New School for Design. Though we each maintain different approaches towards creating, we formed the Crybaby Collective with the goal of fostering a supportive, engaging environment for making and exploration.

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Members

Emma Apicelli
Emma Apicelli

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Hannah Drossman

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Aleen Montchal

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Steph Tan

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Pinky Weber

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Bios

Emma Apicelli

Emma is a New York City-based fine artist and illustrator. She graduated from Parsons with a BFA degree in Illustration and from Eugene Lang with a BA degree in Screen and Media Studies in 2014. She currently works and resides in Alphabet City.

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Hannah Drossman

Hannah is an internationally exhibited artist and illustrator originally from New Jersey. Her work has been honored by American Illustration, the Society of Illustrators, and 3x3 Magazine, and her clients include the New York Times, the Boston Globe, and Bloomsbury Publishing.

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Aleen Montchal

A native New Yorker born on Hallow's Eve, Aleen Montchal keeps busy by constantly experimenting with her art making. Currently she writes and illustrates issues of her ghoulish comic Petty Tough. She dreams of one day owning a pumpkin patch.

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Steph Tan

Steph Tan is a Brooklyn-based illustrator with a penchant for the miniature. Currently she has been dabbling in the exciting and often mind-boggling world of UI/UX, working on interactive interfaces for special exhibits at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She has a confusing love/hate relationship with pizza and sustains herself on audio entertainment, having worked extensively with both pizzas and podcasts in her professional life.

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Pinky Weber

Pinky Weber is an award-winning illustrator and graphic designer based in — you guessed it — Brooklyn. Along with multiple pieces selected for both Communication Arts and American Illustration this year, she recently made the pages of Sunday's Boston Globe pretty. Her professional Rolodex includes clients such as Anheuser-Busch (Bud Light), Kellogg's (Pringles), JR Cigars: The World's Largest Cigar Store, American Express, Time Inc., THE WEEK, mental_floss, and Gregorys Coffee. In 2016, Pinky joined forces with Scholastic to build and teach illustration courses for NYC high school students. Her best friend is a miniature wiener dog named Crinkle.

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