The comic zine World War 3 Illustrated was founded in 1980 by Seth Tobocman and Peter Kuper and run by a collective of artists working with the unified goal of creating a home for political comics, graphics and stories.
The rotating editorial board has included over the years along with Seth and Peter, Sabrina Jones, Scott Cunningham, Kevin Pyle, Nicole Schulman, Eric Drooker, Susan Wilmarth, Christopher Cardinale, Ryan Inzana, Paula Hewitt, and Chuck Sperry among many others.
“WW3 isn’t about a war that may happen, it is about the ongoing wars our so-called leaders have been waging all our lives around the world and on our very own doorsteps. WW3 also illuminates the war we wage on each other and sometimes the one taking place in our own brains. If we had a manifesto (which we don’t) it might say if you’re going to talk about changing society, a magazine’s not a bad place to start. WW3 has functioned as a microcosm of the the kind of society we’d like to see. Content is valued over style and ideas are not regarded for their popularity, but for their substance. Artists are given a forum to reach an audience with their work and the opportunity to interact and examine their concepts in a group setting.” – from the publisher
Issue #12 includes contributions from Isabella Bannerman, Brain Damage, Bob Huff, Chuck Sperry, John Penley, Peter Kuper, Sabrina Jones, Beatrice Schafroth, DAvid Wojnarowicz, Maggie Smith and the Ohio 7, Sue Siobhan, Scott Cunningham, Anna Lascari, Ishmael Reed, James Romberger, Marguerite Van Cook, Seth Tobocman, Maddalena Polletta, Peter Plate, Sebastian Schroeder, Baron Storey, and Maria Maggenti.