Saturday, 11 June 2011


 War: The Human Cost contains the work of 67 artists from around the world, with 80% of the work being made specifically for this book. With groundbreaking, visually stunning strips, the book reveals truths regarding the realities of conflict, and the unethical practices of those who profit from it. £1 of every book sold is donated to Campaign Against Arms Trade.

From first hand accounts, through biting satire, to well researched exposés and factual pieces, this expressive and humanist work includes the work of well known and veteran artists such as:

Steve Bell, Spain Rodriguez, Peter Kuper, Mack White, Aleksandar Zograf, Marcel Ruijters, Abu Mahjoob, Colin Upton, Mark Stafford and Mazen Kerbaj to lesser known underground talent including Lawrence Elwick, Christopher Rainbow, Paul O Connell, Hannes Pasqualini, Ulli Lust, Alejandro Alvarez, Nelson Evergreen, Dan Locke, Inko, Eric Theriault, Nicole Schulman, Jimi Gherkin and  Dan Archer & many more; this anthology showcases a moving and visually stunning collection of comic strips and art.

The accompanying War & Peace CD, an eclectic collection of fantastic music features tracks by 20 artists including Michael Franti & Spearhead, Big Youth, Sly & Robbie, The Levellers, DJ Spooky, Zion Train, Blue King Brown, Kal, Bela Emerson, Groove Corporation, Andre Afram Asmar, Axis Of Arseholes & many more. Spanning World Music, Reggae, Punk, Gypsy/ Roma, Folk, Dub, Experimental & Electronica,  like the book, explores the themes of conflict, struggle, standing up for peace and positivity in the face of oppression.

Back cover quotes from those who previewed the book:
  • Joe Sacco (Palestine/ Safe Area Gorazde): “War is hardly glorious, as this hard-hitting anthology, which approaches human conflict from many different angles and with many different pens, makes crystal clear. A welcome push back from artists against militarists everywhere.”
  • David Lloyd (V For Vendetta): “A monumental collection of gripping and fascinating strips telling stories about the grim reality of armed conflict across the globe. A glory-free war zone from people with a passion for the truth.”
  • Paul Gravett (Great British Comics): “This is a landmark project, gathering from across the globe accessible, compelling graphic reportages and reflections on the price we pay as individuals, societies and human beings for the conflicts that besiege our world.”
  • Warren Pleece (True Faith/ American Splendor: Coventry): “This is a really important work and a great compilation of thought provoking, hard-hitting comics that should be on every schools reading list and by the bedside tables of all leaders who claim our best interests.”
And you can read more reviews of the book here

-260 page perfect bound volume (including 50 colour pages)
-High quality stock/ matte card cover
-Includes War & Peace compilation CD
-Limited Edition of 750 hand-numbered copies

To learn more about the book, read reviews, read sample pages, listen to CD clips, buy it and learn about other books, then you can go to the newly launched site,

Or you can buy the book on amazon

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