NYC – Peter Kuper Solo Show

00pkuper-ruinsCartoonist Peter Kuper opens a solo exhibition at the Scott Eder Gallery on Thursday, June 16th, 2016 at 6:00 PM!

Press Release:

SCOTT EDER GALLERY is thrilled to announce a solo exhibition of work by Peter Kuper, spanning his prolific career as a cartoonist, author, and political illustrator.

Peter Kuper’s powerful illustrations and comics have appeared around the world in newspapers and magazines, including The New Yorker, Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, Liberation, The Nation, Vertigo (DC Comics), and MAD Magazine, where he has been writing and drawing “Spy vs. Spy,” the ironic – and iconic – wordless strip featuring dueling spies, since 1997. Noted for his politically and socially charged visual commentary, Kuper is also the co-founder of Dream of the Rarebit Fiend/ Blab!

Spy vs Spy / MAD Magazine World War 3 Illustrated, a political comix magazine, and has remained on its editorial board since 1979.

Peter Kuper has produced over two dozen books translated into French, Spanish, Portuguese, Greek, Hebrew and other languages. They include The System, Stop Forgetting To Remember, Sticks and Stones (which won The Society of Illustrators’ Gold Medal),

Newsweek cover and adaptations of many of Franz Kafka’s works including The Metamorphosis, which is used in high school and college curricula in the U.S. and abroad. He has also been teaching comics courses at The School of Visual Arts for over 25 years and is a visiting professor at Harvard University.

An inveterate traveler, Kuper has journeyed around the world with sketchbook in hand and the results include Comics Trips, a chronicle of his eight-month trip through Africa and Southeast Asia and Diario de Oaxaca, based on a two-year sabbatical Kuper spent with his wife and daughter living in Oaxaca, Mexico from 2006-2008. His most recent graphic novel, Ruins, is the culmination of his travel experiences, chronicling the migration of the Monarch butterfly interwoven with a couple’s journey to Mexico.

Scott Eder Gallery
18 Bridge Street, Suite 2-i, Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 797-1100

MA – Ruins/Macanudo Signing

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Peter Kuper and Liniers appear at Harvard Book Store on Thursday October 22, 2015 at 8:00 PM!

Press Release:

Harvard Book Store welcomes graphic novelist and Harvard University visiting professor PETER KUPER and renowned Argentinian comics artist LINIERS for a presentation of their books Ruins and Macanudo #3.

On Ruins:

Samantha and George are a couple heading towards a sabbatical year in the quaint Mexican town of Oaxaca. For Samantha, it is the opportunity to revisit her past. For George, it is an unsettling step into the unknown. For both of them, it will be a collision course with political and personal events that will alter their paths and the town of Oaxaca forever.

In tandem, the remarkable and arduous journey that a Monarch butterfly endures on its annual migration from Canada to Mexico is woven into Ruins. This creates a parallel picture of the challenges of survival in our ever-changing world.

Ruins explores the shadows and light of Mexico through its past and present as encountered by an array of characters. The real and surreal intermingle to paint an unforgettable portrait of life south of the Rio Grande.
On Macanudo #3:

Macanudo #3 is the newest volume of Liniers’s daily comic strip, and the drawing and vision are more gorgeous than ever. Like volumes #1 and #2, this new collection is marked by existential wit, a playful sensibility, and a probing mind. Dive in for more Henrietta and her cat Fellini; more Mandlebaum, the teddy bear; more sensitive robot, and much else besides!

Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 661-1515

DC – Ruins Signing

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Cartoonist Peter Kuper discusses and signs his new book RUINS on Tuesday October 20, 2015 from noon till 1:00 p.m. at the Montpelier Room (James Madison Building) of the Library of Congress.

The Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave SE, Washington, DC 20540
(202) 707-5000

NYC – Ruins Signing

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Cartoonist Peter Kuper appears at The Strand on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 7:00 PM and will be joined in conversation by Karen Green, librarian of both Graphic Novels and Ancient and Medieval Art at Columbia University.

With a career spanning the pages of the New York Times to MAD magazine, the front lines of political cartoonery at World War 3 to the classroom at Parsons and SVA, the artist and illustrator Peter Kuper is a bona fide veteran of the graphic novel scene. His latest book, Ruins, tells a story of coincidence and fate as a New York couple sets out on sabbatical in Oaxaca, Mexico, and a monarch butterfly departs Canada for sunnier climes in its annual migration.

Buy a copy of Ruins or a $15 gift card in order to attend this event.

RSVP on Facebook!

Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
(212) 473-1452

NYC – Politics & Comics Lecture

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Peter Kuper, Liza Donnelly, and Jeff Danziger appear at Columbia University’s Butler Library on Monday, November 3, 2014 at 6:00 PM!

Press Release:

From Honore Daumier to Thomas Nast, George Cruikshank to Garry Trudeau, political ideology and political commentary have been expressed through the medium of comics.

Please join Peter Kuper (cartoonist and co-founder of the political comics journal World War 3 Illustrated), Jeff Danziger (editorial cartoonist), and Liza Donnelly (New Yorker cartoonist and member of “Cartooning for Peace“) as they discuss the role of politics in their own work.

What better way to spend Election Day eve?

Butler Library, room 523

There will be books available for purchase and signing.

Come early, and visit the “Comics at Columbia: Past, Present, Future” in Butler Library’ Rare Book & Manuscript Library, 6th floor east.

Butler Library | Columbia University
535 W 114th St, New York, NY 10027
(212) 854-7309

NYC – Comics at Columbia Exhibit

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Al Jaffee, Wendy and Richard Pini, Chris Claremont, Paul Levitz, Alexander Rothman, Sophia Wiedeman, Peter Kuper, Gregory Benton, Forsyth Harmon, Tom Motley, and more appear at the Butler Library at Columbia University  on Tuesday October 7th at 6:00 PM for the grand opening reception of an exhibition, which features materials from Columbia’s comics archives. A brief discussion in 203 Butler will kick off the evening, then all may adjourn for a reception and exhibition viewing in our Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Butler Library | Columbia University 
535 W 114th St, New York, NY 10027
(212) 854-7309

NC – Spy vs Spy Signing

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Peter Kuper signs on Thursday, March 18, 7pm-8:30pm.

We are very proud to announce that Peter Kuper, one of the modern giants of comics and illustration, appears at Chapel Hill Comics on Thursday, March 18, from 7pm until 8:30pm! Check it out:

Peter Kuper Is the co-founder of the political zine World War 3 illustrated and has been drawing Spy vs Spy for Mad Magazine since 1997. He has produced over twenty books including The System and an adaptaion of Kafka’s The Metamorphosis. His latest book Diario de Oaxaca is a sketchbook journal of two years he spent in Oaxaca, Mexico. He has just completed illustrating a Spanish language version of Alice in Wonderland. More of his work can be found at www.peterkuper.com

We’ll have copies of Diario de Oaxaca and Spy vs Spy: The Joke and Dagger Files on hand for folks to purchase and have signed.

Peter will also be appearing earlier that evening at the Nasher Museum at Duke University and is appearing at Chapel Hill Comics with their cooperation!

Click here for the Chapel Hill Comics page about this event!

Click here for the link to Peter Kuper’s Appearance at the Nasher!

Chapel Hill Comics, 316 W Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516