Issue # 53 My Body, Our Rights
The cartoonists of World War 3 Illustrated present comics on living in the body in a hostile society. From personal testimonies to collective chronicles, over 30 artists and writers deploy graphic evidence that bodily autonomy is essential to the individual and to communities. Abortion is revealed as lived by generations before and after being legalized. The mythic roots of misogyny, the rigid rules of gender, are exposed as outdated shams. Brave new lives are charted through the wilderness of broadening possibilities and furious backlash. Artists, activists, healthcare workers, and students unite in the belief that while my body is mine alone, our rights are always social, and must be named and claimed in the public sphere. Once again WW3 elevates truth-telling to the art of resistance.
Artists include: Roberta Gregory, Sabrina Jones, Sue Coe, Trina Robbins, Paula Hewitt Amram, Lee Marrs, Joyce Farmer, Rebecca Migdal, Seth Tobocman, Peter Kuper and many others.
Paula Hewitt Amram is a painter, cartoonist and green builder who creates work on civil rights, migrations of people, food, animals, and the rights of boys and girls to be out in public.
Sabrina Jones has been creating comics and graphic novels on social justice and radical history since joining WW3 in 1983. She has published graphic biographies of Isadora Duncan, Margaret Sanger, FDR, and Jesus.
Rebecca Migdal is an artist, performer, Jungian scholar and author who works with dreams, myths and folktales; and a co-founder of Book & Puppet Co., a bookstore and puppet theater in Easton, Pennsylvania.
Seth Tobocman is a comic-book artist whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Village Voice, Heavy Metal, and many other magazines. He is author of The Face of Struggle, You Don't Have to Fuck People Over to Survive, War in the Neighborhood, and other graphic books. He resides in New York City.