This will be an explosive year. The actions we take now will define the future of our political systems and the viability of our planet. It is a good time to ask: What do we really care about? What are we fighting for?
World War 3 Illustrated is North America’s longest-running anthology of political comics and, for the fifty-first edition, artists and writers were asked to bring heart and vision to this question. The comics in this edition range from cheerful to angry, from prescriptive to absurd, employing both humor and strong imagery. Some are roadmaps for change. Others simply tell us what the artists’ values are and what they hold dear in an era of climate chaos, social polarization, and political authoritarianism.
Contributors include: ABO Comix Collective, JB Brager, Steve Brodner, Sue Coe, Ethan Heitner, Sandy Jimenez, Ben Katchor, Peter Kuper, Mac McGill, Courtney Menard, Rebecca Migdal, José Muñoz, Mohammad Sabaaneh, Sue Simensky, Terry Tapp, Colleen Tighe, Seth Tobocman, Jordan Worley, and more.
224 pages—16 of them color!
Peter Kuper is a comic-book artist whose work has appeared in the New York Times, the New Yorker, and many other magazines. He is the author of The System, among other books, and also illustrated an edition of Kafka’s The Metamorphosis.
Seth Tobocman’s work has appeared in the New York Times and other periodicals. He is the author of many books, including The Face of Struggle, Disaster and Resistance, and You Don’t Have to Fuck People Over to Survive.
Ethan Heitner is a cartoonist living and working in Inwood, New York.
World War 3 Illustrated presents The World We Are Fighting For
AK Press 2020