World War 3 Illustrated: Youth and Climate Change #46

The acclaimed political anthology-still going strong after 35 years-stays as relevant as ever. This issue features comic book stories about young people and how they are confronting the climates they have inherited-social, political, cultural, and especially environmental. For the first time in WW3’s history, works written, drawn by, or with youth will be featured in the magazine along with stories by parents and children and collaborations between teachers and students. (Source)

World War 3 Illustrated is an annual comic book and graphics magazine. Founded in 1979, by Seth Tobocman and Peter Kuper, World War 3 Illustrated was among the first American magazines to treat comics as a medium for serious social commentary and journalism. WW3 isn’t about a war that might happen. It’s about wars ongoing– wars across the globe and in our own neighborhood, the wars we wage against each other and with ourselves. For 40 years, the magazine has been a labor of love, run by a volunteer collective of political activists and artists, both first-timers and established professionals. We’re based in New York City and provide a home for comics from around the world. Over the years, our editorial board has included… Isabella Bannerman, Sandy Jimenez, Sabrina Jones, Scott Cunningham, Kevin Pyle, Rebecca Migdal, Nicole Schulman, Eric Drooker, Susan Wilmarth, Christopher Cardinale, Ryan Inzana, Paula Hewitt Amram, Chuck Sperry, Ethan Heitner, Hilary Allison, Jordan Worley and many others. (Source)

Founders: Seth Tobocman & Peter Kuper

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 and Understanding the Crash. 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 The New York Times among many other publications.

Peter Kuper’s work appears regularly in The New YorkerThe Nation, and Mad , where he has written and illustrated “Spy vs. Spy” every issue since 1997. He is the co-founder of World War 3 Illustrated, a political comix magazine now in it’s 43st year of publication. He has produced over two dozen books including Sticks and Stones (winner of The Society of Illustrators gold medal), The System, Diario de Oaxaca, Ruins (winner of the 2016 Eisner Award) and adaptations of many of Franz Kafka’s works into comics including The Metamorphosis. His most recent graphic novels include Kafkaesque (winner of the 2018 Rueben award) and an adaptation of Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness.Translations of his work have appeared in Greece, Italy, France, Spain, Slovenia, China, Brazil, Poland, Sweden, Israel, Germany and Mexico.

Excerpt from the zine. Features a scene wherein Uncle Sam and a government agent stand in as villians implicated in the Earth's demise.
High schooler Muntu Jahju’s zine “Global Disaster” highlights the negative environmental impact of American government and capitalism in World War 3 Illustrated #46. (Source)
Excerpt from the zine. Features a futuristic illustration of an imagined reality of domes with distinct climates that people can travel between. One individual in the scene rejoices: "I love the ocean dome but it is good to see my fellow beevians again!" The beevians are those who live in the bee dome. This scene emphasizes living in community with others.
Isabella Ulfelder’s “Untitled” features an extreme farmer who lives in a dome with other “beevians” in World War 3 Illustrated #46. (Source)

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