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Art & Design Study Collection
Columbia Hall, Honors Department
Peter Kuper, who has been a visiting artist at UND, is a New York alternative cartoonist and graphic novelist. He is perhaps best known for taking over Mad magazine's Spy vs. Spy (beginning in 1977), but his illustrations and comics also appear regularly in Time, Newsweek, and The New York Times. Furthermore, he is a co-founder of the political graphics magazine, World War 3 Illustrated. Kuper has produced over twenty books including adaptions of Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis and Give it Up.
The suite of screenprints on display is based on Kuper’s 1995 graphic novel of the same name—which in turn appropriates a short (126-word) literary work by Kafka.
Additional information provided by Stephany Dimoulas:
Peter Kuper is an American comic artist and an illustrator. He is best known for World War 3 Illustrated, a political comic magazine. His work regularly appears in numerous newspapers and magazines including The New Yorker, The Nation, and Mad. Kuper’s artistic work combines an alternative style of comics and illustrations, and often lacks the use of words. Peter Kuper was a visiting artist for UND in 2011.