Sanctuary celebrates counter-cultural comix

Date published: 05/06/2010
Publication: Albany Times Union

World War Three Illustrated is so much more than a comic book. It’s an anthology of left-wing visual thought on the politics of our day. Since 1980, it has attempted to “shine a little reality on the fantasy world of the American kleptocracy.”
This weekend, it will be taking over the Sanctuary for Independent Media, with covers from 30 years filling the walls, live music, multimedia presentations, puppetry and workshops (on Sunday).

The gala celebrates the magazine, which includes the work of Peter Kuper, Rebecca Midgal, Sandy Jimenez, Mac McGill and Seth Tobocman, who will project his comics with live spoken word and music by Eric Blitz, Andy Laties and Zef Noise.

On Sunday, the World War Three events continue with a panel discussion and workshop called “Be The Media! Visual Journalism: Comics and Graphic Novels.”

The discussion on zines and comix, and collaborative workshop to make a digital mini-comic, will be led by Midgal, Jimenez and Tobocman. Registration available online.

— Staff reports

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