comic artwork by Peter Kuper

Peter Kuper is an American underground artist and illustrator, who draws the monthly 'Spy vs. Spy' page for MAD Magazine, based on creation of Antonio Prohias. One of his 'Spy vs. Spy' articles was used to illustrate a New York Times article on 18 March 2000, 'How the C.I.A. Played Dirty Tricks on Culture', written by Laurence Zuckerman. Kuper's 'Eye of the Beholder' was the first comic strip to appear regularly in the New York Times and is now syndicated nationally to alternative papers. Rolling Stone named him Hot Comic Artist in 1995. His work also regularly appears in Time and Newsweek. In 1979 Kuper co-founded the political comix magazine 'World War 3 Illustrated' with Seth Tobocman, and he remains on the editorial board to this day.

Spy vs Spy by Peter Kuper

Kuper has also published several books, such as 'Stripped, An Unauthorized Autobiography' (1995), 'Mind's Eye' (2000), the wordless graphic novels 'The System' and 'Sticks and Stones' (2004), and 'Comics Trips' (2000), his journal of an eight-month trip through Africa and Southeast Asia. Kuper has adapted several stories of Franz Kafka to the comics format, including 'The Metamorphosis' and short stories collected in 'Give It Up!.

World War 3, by Peter Kuper
Rapture (From: World War 3 Illustrated, 1986)

He also had a take on Upton Sinclair's 'The Jungle'. He has taught a course on alternative comix at the School of Visual Arts in New York since 1987 and is also an art director of INX, a political illustration group syndicated by United Features. He lives in Manhattan with his wife Betty Russell and their daughter Emily.

panels from Mind's Eye, by Peter Kuper
Sequence from Peter Kuper's "Mind's Eye," an amusing collection of visual puzzles

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