RIP Greg Peters

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Louisiana writer and cartoonist Greg Peters passed away last week at age 50.

His long-running subversive comic strips Suspect Device and Snake Oil, forerunners to strips like Get Your War On, satirized politics and politicians, especially in Louisiana.

Or, in Peters’s own words, “My message is kind of an emperor’s new clothes thing: I’m making fun of them, but I’m also trying to remind people that you have a choice. And if you don’t get involved in it, then it’s going to continue…”

Peters’s humor and intelligence will be sorely missed.


Lauren O'Neal is an MFA student at San Francisco State University. Her writing has appeared in publications like Slate, The New Inquiry, and The Hairpin. You can follow her on Twitter at @laureneoneal. More from this author →