In preparation for the release of his movie, "Noah" Darren Aronofsky asked a handful of artist to add their visions of the flood for a group show in Soho. Above is my entry, painted on a bathroom window
While in art school at Pratt Institute, I started a magazine with my friend Seth Tobocman and much to our surprise 35 years later we're still publishing it--with the help of a large group of other contributors.
Here's the cover of the first issue. The title was inspired by the idea that Ronald Reagan and his itchy trigger finger was about to become the president of the United States. Here's a little video that goes into more detail.
Actually Seth and I go back way farther than art school. Here's our first grade picture (I'm the short one).
We both got interested in comics as kids and did our first fanzine when we were 11 (cover by our fave Jack Kirby).
We did fanzines together all through high school. G.A.S Lite was the official magazine of the Cleveland Graphic Arts Society--a small group of comic book nerds. This cover was done by Gary Dumm who later went on drawing regularly for another Clevelander named Harvey Pekar.
Here's a collaboration that Seth and I did together for the first issue of WW3.
So here we are 35 years later about to publish an anthology covering this history. The book is at the printers and will be out in June. We've been doing a Kickstarter for the last month to help cover the printing bill.
There's one day left in our Kickstarter campaign. If you buy the book now through this it will help us to keep publishing the magazine. But either way check out the anthology when it comes out this June.
Back to Oaxaca, Mexico where I lived 2006-2008. Hasn't lost any of its exotic charm...
The inspiration of travel always pushes me towards the surreal. Different moments collide and slowly form into a one interconnected image.
Drawn in the course of a day visiting Tlacalula market, the ruins of Mitla and the rug making town of Teotitlan.Those dark smears in the sky are from the Cochineal bug which is used to dye fabric and created the wealth that built Oaxaca in the 1500's-1800's
Monte Alban, was the largest city in Mezo America and sits on a mountain top a short distance from downtown.
It was abandoned around 750 A.D. for reasons they still haven't figured out. Not enough water? Not enough food? Stock market crash?
The one experience all living things face and yet it remains our greatest mystery.
My cover (after Roland Topor 1938-1997)
I have been co-editing WW3 off and on for 34 years. It's a magazine I started with Seth Tobocman while we were students at Pratt Institute. Since that time we've been joined by over a dozen new editors and hundreds of contributors. The 45th issue "Before and After" has just been published. I co-edited this one with Scott Cunningham.
Back cover by Thomas Woodruff
Some excerpts of the work from the issue...
Above 4 of my lost nine lives.
(more on page 2)
The Sixth is refers to the number of mass extinctions earth has experienced...we're in the middle of the 6th.
Hayley Gold's story of growing up anorexic
Murals from Egypt commemorating people who died in the Arab Spring photos by Tamara Tornado
Title page to a piece written by Mumia Abu-Jamal who spent 30 years on death row. Illustrations are by another prisoner
Title page from Seth Tobocman's
story about his mother
If you are interested in finding a copy of this 160 page issue it sells for a mere $7 in your local alternative comix shop.
You can also find this and other issues through our distributor Top Shelf
Also we have a website dedicated to the magazine that you can check out here World War 3 Illustrated