(New York, NY) On July 8th, Fugu Press released "Scarlett Takes Manhattan," the first graphic novel by Dr. Sketchy's creator Molly Crabapple and her longtime collaborator John Leavitt. Set in the demimonde of Gilded Age New York, "Scarlett Takes Manhattan" tells the story of poor Bowery girl Shifra Helfgott, who rises to become the premier fire-eater of her age. Chock full of rigged boxing matches, dirty politics, and turn of the century lesbian culture, "Scarlett" has been described as "disgustingly wonderful" by Warren Ellis and led Margaret Cho to call Molly "THE artist of our time." To celebrate the launch of "Scarlett Takes Manhattan," Fugu Press threw a glittery, burlesque-inspired launch at The Slipper Room, New York's premier variety venue. The launch was emceed by Amber Ray, with burlesque by Gal Friday, fire eating by Jo Boobs, and vaudevillian music by the Two Man Gentleman Band, who composed a song in honor of "Scarlett Takes Manhattan." Free red-hot flavored cupcakes were provided by Glittle Cupcakes. The Scarlett Takes Manhattan release party took place on Wednesday, July 8th, 7-9 pm, at The Slipper Room (167 Orchard Street at Stanton, New York).