Graphic Novelist Peter Kuper on “Ruins”



Graphic author Peter Kuper discusses his book, “Ruins,” which follows the story of Samantha and George, a couple on sabbatical in the Mexican town of Oaxaca. For Samantha, it is a chance to review her past while composing her book. For George, it is a nervous enter the unidentified. Woven into the story is the strenuous and impressive journey that a king butterfly makes on its yearly migration from Canada to Mexico. This juxtaposition produces a parallel photo of the obstacles of survival in an ever-changing world.

Speaker Biography: Peter Kuper is a cartoonist, illustrator, teacher and editor. He is co-founder of the political graphics publication “World War 3 Illustrated” and has actually composed and drawn Mad Magazine’s “Spy vs. Spy” comic for more than 18 years. Kuper has actually developed more than a lots graphic books, consisting of “The System,” “Stones and sticks” and an adjustment of Franz Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis.” He has actually been teaching comics courses for more than 25 years in New York City and is a going to teacher at Harvard University.

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