November 18 – FACE OUT: Ruins by Peter Kuper

 “Kuper’s art is, page after page, astonishing.”
—Jules FeifferWord Up welcomes Peter Kuper as he presents his gorgeous new graphic novel Ruins, which explores the shadows and light of Mexico through longtime relationships and unsettled pasts, political strikes and desperate futures, the characters of Oaxaca and the journey of the monarch butterfly. Peter will also discuss his previous graphic books, including many that are available in translation in Spanish.

Peter Kuper’s illustrations and comics have appeared in newspapers and magazines around the world including MAD where he has written and illustrated SPY vs. SPY every issue since 1997. He is the cofounder of World War 3 Illustrated, a political comix magazine. He has produced over two dozen books including The System, Diario de Oaxaca, Drawn To New York, and adaptations of many of Franz Kafka’s works into comics including The Metamorphosis. Peter has been teaching courses in comics at the School of Visual Arts in New York City for over 25 years and is a visiting professor at Harvard University.

FACE OUT: Ruins by Peter Kuper
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
113 Amsterdam Ave. (at 165 St.)
New York, NY

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