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Tables Turned

Wright creates protest art from classic war posters

Micah Ian Wright is a man of many talents. The former US Airborne Ranger who, as he puts it, "spent four years invading other countries," left the service and went on to produce award-winning animation shows like Nickelodeon's The Angry Beavers and Chet Thunderhead: Private Eye. He currently creates the acclaimed comic book StormWatch: Team Achilles, a hyper-violent take on US Special Forces, and has recently published You Back the Attack!, a startling collection of "re-mixed" war propaganda posters, mostly dating from World War II. Wright respects the original artwork but has changed the text to create a series of incendiary protest pieces that confront the war-and-obedience nature of the current US regime. . . I mean, administration. It's gripping work, and is best explained by keeping this review short and simply showing some examples. So here they are. By the way, you can see the posters (as well as some that aren't in the book) at

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