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Seth Tobocman


“War in the Neighborhood”




Seth Tobocman (born 1958) is a radical comic book artist who has been living in Manhattan’s Lower East Side since 1978. Tobocman is best known for his creation of the political comic book anthology World War 3 Illustrated, which he started in 1979 with fellow artist Peter Kuper.[1] He has also been an influential propagandist for the squatting, anti-globalist, and anti-war movements in the United States.[citation needed] Tobocman’s “Edith In Flames. World War 3 Illustrated #45” was listed under “Notable Comics” in The Best American Comics 2015.

About "War in the Neighborhood"

New York City’s Lower East Side was a well-known landing strip for recent arrivals in the United States. For more than a century it was home to thriving communities of artists, radicals and working class families. In a gripping series of fictionalized accounts, political artist Seth Tobocman illustrates the L.E.S. of the late 80san era of homelessness and gentrification, ACT UP and the AIDS epidemic, tent cities and squatted apartment buildings, street brawls between punks and skinheads and, above all, an emerging gulf between rich and poor.