the system by peter kuper

The System

by Peter Kuper Author

It has been said that the flutter of insect wings over the Indian Ocean can send a hurricane crashing against the shores of the American Northeast. Such a premise lies at the core of The System, a wordless graphic novel created and painted by award-winning illustrator Peter Kuper.

A sleazy stockbroker is lining his pockets, a corrupt cop is shaking down drug dealers, a mercenary bomber is setting a timer, a serial killer is stalking strippers, a political scandal is about to explode, the planet is burning, and nobody’s talking.

Told without captions or dialogue, this piece of art is an astonishing progression of vivid imagery. Each brilliantly executed panel contains layer upon layer of information that forms a vast and intricate tour of an ominous world of coincidences and consequences.