The 285th meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium will be held on Tuesday,  Oct. 20, 2020 at 7pm ET. ONLINE PRESENTATION VIA ZOOM. Please email to register for this event. Free and open to the public.

World War 3 Illustrated panel discussion: “The World We Are Fighting For.” 

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 over 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.

Editors Peter Kuper and Seth Tobocman along with an array of contributors will discuss their latest edition, their history and the current events that drive the artists to create.  World War 3 Illustrated.

Seth Tobocman founded World War 3 Illustrated with Peter Kuper in 1979. His work has appeared in The New York TimesHeavy Metal, and many other magazines. He is author of a number of graphic books including War In The Neighborhood, Disaster and Resistance, and most recently, The Face of Struggle

Peter Kuper is a cartoonist, illustrator, and teacher living in NYC. His graphic novels include Ruins, Kafkaesque and most recently an adaptation of Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness.

Sue Coe is an Artivist: animal liberation activist. Her books include How to Commit Suicide in South Africa and Dead Meat. Her exhibition It Can Happen Here is at the Galerie St. Etienne in NYC from September 15, 2020 to December 30, 2020.

Mohammad Sabaaneh has been cartooning since 2002. His work has appeared in many Arabic newspapers such as Al-Etehad and Al-Akhbar Al-Lubnanieh. He is currently working at the Palestinian press, Al-Haya Al-Jadeja and is a Chevening scholar getting his master’s degree in illustration in UCA in the UK.

John Vasquez Mejias is an artist and public school art teacher. He creates comics, puppet shows and kite fights. He lives in the Bronx USA.

Elizabeth Haidle lives in Portland, Oregon and specializes in nonfiction comics. She is the art & editorial director at Illustoria magazine. Her illustrations have appeared in I, Parrot, The Girl Who Named Pluto, The Pipers, collaboratively illustrated with her brother, Paul du Coudray. Her illustrated tarot deck, Tarot for All Ages, will be published in Spring, 2021.

Colleen Tighe is a designer and cartoonist who mostly works in editorial illustration, apparel design and poster design. She draws inspiration from printmaking, magic, folk art and political poster design to create emotional, powerful and eye-catching illustrations and designs.


cover by José Muñoz