For their 51st edition, World War 3 Illustrated asked their artists and writers to bring heart and vision to two questions: What do we really care about? and What are we fighting for?
Their comic strips and panels are cheerful or angry, prescriptive, or absurd. There is both humor and strong imagery. Some artists bring a roadmap for change. Others simply tell us what their values are, who their loved ones are, what they are clinging to and holding on to in the struggle to exist. Some lean into the mysterious, the poetic, the unfinished, or the unknowable.
This book is really all about the how and the why. Artists tell us about their personal experience of activism, whether it's direct action, voting, or just talking with people.
About the Author
Seth Tobocman is a comic-book artist whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Village Voice, Heavy Metal, and many other magazines. He is author of The Face of Struggle, You Don't Have to Fuck People Over to Survive, and War in the Neighborhood, among several other books. Peter Kuper is a comic-book artist whose work has appeared in the New York Times, The Economist, The New Yorker, and many other magazines. He is the author of The System, Drawn to New York, and also illustrated an edition of Kafka's The Metamorphosis. Ethan Heitner is a cartoonist living and working in Inwood, New York City. You can see more of his work at freedomfunnies.tumblr.com. Contributors include: Sue Coe, Ben Katchor, Eric Drooker, Seth Tobocman, Peter Kuper, Jose Munoz, Colleen Tighe, Kill Joy, Meredith Stern, Elizabeth Haidle, Jackie Lima, Terry Tapp, Courtney Menard, Bec Young, JB Brager, Eric Laursen, Ethan Heitner, Sasha Hill, Annabelle Heckler, Carlo Quispe, Sandy Jimenez, Rebecca Migdal, Deb Lucke, Jos Sances, Tamara Tornado, Mac McGill, Anton van Dalen, Liniers, Steve Brodner, John Vasquez Mejias, Jordan Worley, Susan Simensky Bietila, Mohammad Sabaaneh, Pablo Delcielo, Raimundo Gunen, Kevin Pyle, Roger Peet.