Kickstarting an anthology of World War 3 Illustrated

Stephanie writes, "PM Press has launched a Kickstarter fundraiser to publish a glorious, hardcover, full-color, 320-page anthology of the 35-year-running political comics magazine World War 3 Illustrated. Founded in 1979, WW3 was one of the first American magazines (along with Raw and American Splendor) to treat comics as a medium for serious social commentary and journalism. Contributors include Sue Coe, Eric Drooker, Fly, Sabrina Jones, Peter Kuper, Kevin Pyle, Spain Rodriguez, Nicole Schulman, Chuck Sperry, Art Spiegelman, Seth Tobocman, Tom Tomorrow, Susan Willmarth, Peter Bagge, and dozens more."

WW3 has been a favorite of mine since I was a teenager, and PM is a great press with a solid track record of producing beautiful, well-made books (they did one of mine). A $40 pledge gets you a copy of the WW3 anthology.

Contributors to WW3 include Sue Coe, Eric Drooker, Fly, Sandy Jimenez, Sabrina Jones, Peter Kuper, Mac McGill, Kevin Pyle, Spain Rodriguez, James Romberger, Nicole Schulman, Chuck Sperry, Art Spiegelman, Seth Tobocman, Tom Tomorrow, Susan Willmarth, Carlo Quispe, Isabella Bannerman, Jordan Worley, Mirko Illic, Mike Diana, Scott Cunningham, Ward Sutton, Paula Hewitt Amram, Peter Bagge, Hilary Allison, Rebecca Migdal, Ethan Heitner, Anton Van Dalen, and dozens more.

Founded in 1979, we were one of the first American magazines (along with Raw, American Splendor, and Picture Story Magazine) to treat comics as a medium for serious social commentary and journalism. Over the past 35 years, WW3 has covered the important issues and events of our day such as the American squatters' movement in the 1980s, issues of police brutality including the murders of Michael Stewart and Eleanor Bumpurs, the Tompkins Square riots, the first U.S. war in the Persian Gulf, and the life of Mumia Abu-Jamal. WW3 artists collaborated with the New York Direct Action Network to produce Reflections on Seattle, a pamphlet analyzing the protests against the World Trade Organization. WW3 covered powerful eyewitness accounts of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the major 2006 teachers' strikein Oaxaca, Mexico, The Arab Spring, the occupation of the capitol building in Madison, Wisconsin, and WW3 artists provided art and energy to Occupy Wall Street. In current issues of WW3, today's most pressing problems and struggles are still revealed through comic art and illustration, through personal narrative and universal human emotion. For more information, go HERE.

World War 3 Illustrated: 35 Years of Radical Comics (Thanks, Stephanie!)

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