THURSDAY APRIL 15th, 8:00 PM
501 SCHERMERHORN HALL
AMSTERDAM AVE. & 116TH STREET
NEW YORK CITY
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Learn how an angst-ridden, impoverished Jewish guy from the Bronx became an acclaimed cartoonist, playwright, animator, screenwriter, novelist, and author of children’s books, earning himself a Pulitzer Prize, an Obie, and an Oscar along the way. Join us as he discusses his life and his work as chronicled in his acclaimed new memoir, BACKING INTO FORWARD with comics historian and scholar DANNY FINGEROTH. Q&A to follow.
About JULES FEIFFER:
In 1956, FEIFFER, who began his career working as an assistant to the legendary Will Eisner, creator of The Spirit and father of the modern Graphic Novel, created the eponymous, satirical cartoon strip that would run in the Village Voice for 42 years. A multitalented man who’s also enjoyed success as a novelist (HARRY THE RAT WITH WOMEN), playwright (LITTLE MURDERS), and screenwriter (CARNAL KNOWLEDGE), he has in recent years turned to writing and illustrating children’s books, including THE MAN IN THE CEILING. The first volume of the “Feiffer” strip compilation EXPLAINERS: THE COMPLETE VILLAGE VOICE STRIPS (1956-1966) was published by Fantagraphics in 2008. His memoir, BACKING INTO FORWARD, was published to rave reviews in March, 2010 by Doubleday/Random House.
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