Seth Tobocman is a man who wears many hats. He's an antiwar and anti-racism activist; he's a radical cartoonist, perhaps most famous for co-founding the long-running comic journal World War Three Illustrated; he's even been a squatter on New York City's Lower East Side. This Thursday, in support of anti-RNC organizing, Tobocman will give a multimedia presentation on his latest graphic novel, Disaster and Resistance: Comics and Landscapes for the 21st Century. This latest work covers Tobocman's autobiographical experience and social commentary on a vast range of contemporary subjects, from post-9/11 American paranoia, to his time volunteering after Hurricane Katrina, to the war in Iraq, and the growing tension between Israel and Palestine. Tobocman is outspoken in his anti-Bush sentiments; his work is dark, personal, thoughtful, and always community-minded.
Thu., Aug. 21, 7 p.m., 2008