CNR 2015: Exhibition: Peter Kuper (USA): The Metamorphosis
He is the co-founder of World War 3 Illustrated a political comix magazine and has remained on its editorial board since 1979.
He has produced over two dozen books including The System, Stop Forgetting To Remember and Sticks and Stones, which won The Society of Illustrators' gold medal.
Peter has also adapted Upton Sinclair's The Jungle and many of Franz Kafka's works into comics including The Metamorphosis, which is used in high school and college curriculums in the US and abroad.
Peter lived in Oaxaca, Mexico from July 2006-2008 during a major teachers' strike and his work from that time can be seen in can be seen in his book Diario de Oaxaca.
His most recent graphic novel Ruins chronicles the migration of the Monarch butterfly interwoven with a couples' journey to Mexico.
He has been teaching comics courses at The School of Visual Arts for over 25 years and is a visiting professor at Harvard University.
Peter Kuper presents a brilliant, darkly comic reimagining of Kafka's classic tale of family, alienation, and a giant bug. Kuper's electric drawings-which merge American cartooning with German expressionism-bring Kafka's prose to vivid life, reviving the original story's humor and poignancy in a way that will surprise and delight readers of Kafka and graphic novels alike.
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Peter Kuper is an American alternative cartoonist and illustrator, best known for his autobiographical, political, and social observations.
All the Metamorphosis book illustrations by Peter Kuper will be exhibited during Cafe Neu Romance (26-28 November 2015) at Galerie NTK.