In 1979 Peter Kuper co-founded the political graphics magazine World War 3 Illustrated and remains on its editorial board to this day. He has taught at New York’s School of Visual Arts since 1986 and Parsons school of design and is also an art director of the political illustration group, INX .
Peter has done covers for Time and Newsweek and his illustrations and comics have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Mother Jones, The Nation, Harpers, Virginia Quarterly Review as well as MAD where he has been writing and drawing SPY vs. SPY every month since 1997.
He has written and illustrated dozens of books including Comics Trips an illustrated journal of an eight- month trip through Africa and Southeast Asia. Other works include Mind’s Eye, The System, Theo and the Blue Note, a children’s book and SPEECHLESS, a coffee table art book covering his career up to 2000.
He has done adaptations of Franz Kafka’s work including The Metamorphosis and Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle. His wordless graphic novel Sticks and Stones, won the New York Society of Illustrators gold medal and his autobiography Stop Forgetting To Remember has been translated into Spanish and French.
Peter lived in Oaxaca, Mexico with his wife and daughter from 2006-2008 and a compilation of his sketchbooks and writing about the experience, Diario De Oaxaca co- published in a bilingual edition by PM Press in the US and Sexto Piso in Mexico