Jules Feiffer

Illustrator's Show 2011
Richard Michelson and Jules Feiffer at R. Michelson Galleries

Jules Feiffer, one of American’s most influential editorial cartoonists, is also a playwright, novelist, screenwriter and author of children’s books. Feiffer’s Pulitzer-winning comic strip has been influencing and entertaining readers for decades, weaving the social, political, and personal into a perceptive, challenging, and often hilarious mix.

He was commissioned by The New York Times to create its first op-ed page comic strip which ran monthly until 2000, when Feiffer decided to start off the new millennium by giving up cartooning. In his mid-sixties, he reinvented himself as a children’s book author. His first book, The Man in the Ceiling, was selected by Publisher’s Weekly and the New York Public Library, as one of the year’s best children’s books. Two other award-winning books, Bark George, and I Lost My Bear, are being adapted into animated cartoons.

His sensibility permeates a wide range of creative work: from his Obie Award-winning play Little Murders (a prophetic vision of random urban violence), to his screenplay for Carnal Knowledge, to his Oscar-winning anti-military short subject animation, Munro. Feiffer’s cartoons have appeared in The New Yorker, Esquire, Playboy, and The Nation.

Mr. Feiffer’s most recent project, a noir graphic novel Kill My Mother is receiving rave reviews everywhere.