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Peter Kuper has created over a dozen graphic novels, including The System, Sticks and Stones, and an adaptation of Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis. He is co-founder of the political graphics magazine World War 3 Illustrated and since 1997 has written and drawn "Spy Vs Spy" for MAD Magazine. He has been teaching comics courses for over 25 years in New York City and is a visiting professor at Harvard University.


"Ruins is a book rich with beauty and important ideas, and it's just a lovely book from cover to cover. . . . It's a special work of comics art."--Comics Bulletin
"Ruins is a masterpiece of visual imagery and poignant storytelling. Kuper weaves an elegant tapestry of colorful human lives juxtaposed with the multi-generational monarch butterfly migrations. I recommend this extraordinary book to fellow travelers and everyone interested in the survival of the monarchs."--Stephen Buchmann, co-author of The Forgotten Pollinators
"Ruins is Peter Kuper's experiences living in Oaxaca, Mexico colliding with an abiding fascination with insects woven into an epic graphic novel. Kuper illustrates the remarkable ability of the Monarch butterfly to survive, beauty intact, in the face of astonishing hurdles and illuminates the equal perseverance of the Mexican people and their culture."--Mark Moffett, author of Adventures Among Ants
"As a work with strong visual narratives, Ruins is a valuable addition to any graphic fiction collection."--Library Journal online (starred review)
"Sumptuously printed and designed, Ruins is a luxury book."--New York Observer

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