New York City-based Seth Tobocman will offer a multimedia presentation of the work in his new book, "Disaster and Resistance: Comics and Landscapes for the 21st Century" (AK Press, 2008), and drummer Eric Blitz and guitarist Steve Wishnia will provide music. Seth is an artist and longtime activist and educator, as well as cofounder of the comics zine "World War 3 Illustrated." Rebecca Migdal opens with a short mixed media, audience participation piece about the land rights struggle of the Maya in Southern Belize, including a slide show, video and situational theater.
Accompanists: Andy Laties, Steve Wishnia and Eric Blitz.
In his new book, Seth Tobocman outlines pressing social and political struggles at the dawn of the twenty-first century, from post 9-11 New York City to Israel and Palestine, to Iraq and New Orleans. Fans of his classic works, "You Don't Have to Fuck People Over to Survive" and "War in the Neighborhood," will see that his punch has not softened, and his work continues to skewer the individuals and institutions wreaking havoc across the globe today. In his bold comic style, Seth chronicles events as they happen, musing not on the chaos of instability and fear but on the struggle against it. Seth will be signing books after the show, which is about an hour long. (nicolaerricotenaglia)