"Peter Kuper's art is a bit like a black hole, an ink black hole to be precise. Just like a black hole, it sucks you in, eyes first, then just when you get a grip of what's happening, it spits you out into a totally different reality."

Andy Partridge
– from his introduction to Mind's Eye



Reviews for "Mind's Eye":

"...Cleverly conceived, intricately drawn visual and perceptual puzzles. Often political in tone and subject, they always make a statement..."

- Publishers Weekly Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"These short stories offer a mix of the politically pithy, the humorous, the socially astute, and the purely imaginary. Each one is composed of four panels offering the view from a very particular subject's vantage point, followed by a page in which a single panel presents that subject. The topics include the demolition of a city as viewed in the conversation of two little boys with a small firecracker; the life stages of a frog as viewed by a young biology student confronted with the amphibian's flayed carcass; assorted white sunbathers working on tans while a black janitor mops under a "whites only" sign; and a haggard man and woman who, apparently, have been roused from sleep by the cheerful cries of a bouncing baby. The heavy black-pen illustrations mimic block cuts. The few words needed to get the full meaning of the visual riddles presented appear in signs or on objects. Body shape, age, physical ability, or economic status as depicted through visual clues, and the history of ethnic-group treatment are all used to inform the solutions to these riddles. Cultural awareness, rather than literary skill, is necessary to understand many of the concepts on which the vignettes turn. This text will find welcoming audiences among art-book browsers, comics enthusiasts, and short-story readers and writers.


Francisca Goldsmith, Berkeley Public Library, CA -From School Library Journal
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.