Author(s): PETER KUPER
Founded in 1979 by Seth Tobocman and Peter Kuper, World War 3 Illustrated is a labour of love run by a collective of artists and political activists working with the unified goal of creating a home for political comics, graphics and stirring personal stories. This full-colour retrospective exhibition is arranged thematically, including housing rights, feminism, environmental issues, religion, police brutality, globalisation and depictions of conflicts from the Middle East to the Midwest. Contributors include Sue Coe, Eric Drooker, Fly, Sandy Jimenez and dozens more.
""World War 3" is a useful subjective historical record. When looked at alongside other key comics documents, it's a window on two generations of alternative cultural and political ideas." --Steve Heller, the "Atlantic"
Peter Kuper is a cofounder and editorial board member of political graphics magazine "World War 3 Illustrated" and a teacher who has taught at New York's School of Visual Arts and Parsons the New School for Design. Best known for drawing "Mad" magazine's Spy vs. Spy comic since 1997, he has also illustrated covers for "Newsweek" and "Time" magazine. He is the author of the graphic novel "Sticks and Stones," which won the New York Society of Illustrators Gold Medal, and "Diario de Oaxaca: A Sketchbook Journal of Two Years in Mexico." Seth Tobocman is the cofounder of "World War 3 Illustrated." He is the author and illustrator of five graphic books, including "Portraits of Israelis and Palestinians," "Understanding the Crash," and "You Don't Have to Fuck People Over to Survive." He has participated in exhibitions at ABC No Rio, Exit Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the New Museum of Contemporary Art. His illustrations have appeared in the "New York Times," among many other publications. They both live in New York City. Bill Ayers is a professor of education and senior university scholar at the University of Illinois-Chicago. He is the founder of the Small Schools Workshop and the Center for Youth and Society and the cofounder of the Weather Underground. He lives in Chicago.