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Caroline and Erwin Swann Foundation for Caricature and Cartoon

Please join The Library of Congress for a Panel Discussion on


Wednesday, October 2, 2002 at 2:30 p.m.
The Mumford Room, James Madison Memorial Building, 6th Floor
101 Independence Avenue, S.E., Washington, D.C.

Missing, Peter Kuper,
World War Three Illustrated

In the wake of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, comic book artists and illustrators created powerful graphic works depicting universal themes, personal experiences and recollections. Their panels and stories focus on varied aspects of the events, including heroism, tragedy, rescue, loss, sacrifice, and the effort to comprehend their impact. Their stories were collected and featured in anthologies published soon after the attacks by Alternative Comics, DC Comics, and World War 3 Illustrated. Through artists' gifts, the Prints and Photographs Division has acquired a spectrum of this work. Five influential artists and writers who contributed to the Library's collections will will discuss their work and responses as creators to the recent historic events.

  • Moderator: Harry Katz, Head Curator, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
  • Panelists: Will Eisner, legendary creator of comics and graphic novels
  • Paul Levitz, Editor and contributor to DC Comics' 9-11 September 11 book, vol. 2
  • Jeff Mason, publisher of Alternative Comics, Editor, 9-11 Emergency Relief
  • Peter Kuper, noted comic artist, graphic novel creator, co-founder of World War 3 Illustrated
  • Trina Robbins, leading writer, artist, and authority on the history of women comic artists

Sponsored by the Swann Foundation for Caricature and Cartoon

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