Pulitzer Prize
Brenda Bruce
(Movies & TV)
Bill Everett
(Visual Arts)
Maya Angelou
Random House
Robert Loomis

See also

Jules Feiffer

Knowledge Identifier: +Jules_Feiffer


Jules Feiffer

American syndicated cartoonist, most notable for his long-run comic strip titled Feiffer add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1929.

Countries: United States (65%), France (9%), United Kingdom (9%)

Main connections: Pulitzer Prize, Brenda Bruce, Bill Everett

Linked to: McGraw Hill Financial, School of Visual Arts, The Walt Disney Company, Yale School of Drama




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Jules Feiffer was born in 1929 add something


Spirit (comics) - Jules Feiffer, who began as an art assistant circa 1946 and later became the primary writer through the strip's end in 1952, recalled, "When I first worked for Will there was John Spranger, who was his penciler and a wonderful draftsman; better than Will


Jules Feiffer was raised in The Bronx, New York City, where he graduated from James Monroe High School in 1947 add something


Initially influenced by UPA and William Steig, the strip debuted October 24, 1956, and 14 months later, Feiffer had a bestseller when McGraw-Hill collected the "Village Voice" strips as "Sick Sick Sick: A Guide to Non-Confident Living" add something


Beginning April 1959, "Feiffer" was distributed nationally by the Hall Syndicate, initially in "The Boston Globe", "Minneapolis Star Tribune", "Newark Star-Ledger" and "Long Island Press" add something


Bill Everett - Readers during this 1960s Silver Age of comic books became acquainted with his Golden Age and 1950s stories, which were reprinted first in the book "The Great Comic Book Heroes" by Jules Feiffer , and in the comic books "Fantasy Masterpieces", "Marvel Super-Heroes", and "Marvel Tales"


His non-fiction includes the 1965 book "The Great Comic Book Heroes" add something


Interested in an early age at cartooning, he wrote in 1965 about his childhood: add something


Christopher Morahan - His first stage production was Jules Feiffer's "Little Murders" for the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Aldwych Theatre in July 1967, starring Brenda Bruce, Barbara Jefford, Derek Godfrey and Roland Curram


Maya Angelou - Also in 1968, inspired at a dinner party she attended with Baldwin, cartoonist Jules Feiffer, and his wife Judy, and challenged by Random House editor Robert Loomis, she wrote her first autobiography, "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings", published in 1969, which brought her international recognition and acclaim


In 1969 and 1970, his plays "Little Murders" and "The White House Murder Case" each won Obie and Outer Circle Critics awards add something


After Mike Nichols adapted Feiffer's unproduced play "Carnal Knowledge" as a 1971 film, Feiffer scripted Robert Altman's "Popeye", Alain Resnais's "I Want to Go Home", and the film adaptation of "Little Murders" add something


Jean-Luc Godard - According to Elliott Gould, he and Godard met to discuss the possibility of Godard directing Jules Feiffer's 1971 surrealist play "Little Murders"


Marshall W. Mason - His first Broadway production was the 1976 play "Knock Knock" by Jules Feiffer, for which he received his first Tony nomination


The production ran on the Showtime cable network in 1981 add something


In 1986, he won the Pulitzer Prize for his editorial cartooning in "The Village Voice" add something


The Pulitzer Prize for political cartoons went to Feiffer in 1986 add something


He was elected in 1995 to the American Academy of Arts and Letters add something


In 1996, Feiffer donated his papers and several hundred original cartoons and book illustrations to the Library of Congress add something


The Village Voice - In addition to mainstay Jules Feiffer, whose cartoon ran for decades in the paper until its cancellation in 1996, well-known cartoonists featured in the paper have included R. Crumb, Matt Groening, Lynda Barry, Stan Mack, Mark Alan Stamaty, Ted Rall, Tom Tomorrow, Ward Sutton, Ruben Bolling and currently M. Wartella


He was commissioned in 1997 by "The New York Times" to create its first op-ed page comic strip, which ran monthly until 2000 add something


He received the Creativity Foundation's Laureate in 2006 add something


He was in residence at the Arizona State University Barrett Honors College from November 27 to December 2, 2006 add something


"Explainers" reprints all of his strips from 1956 to 1966 add something


"Backing into Forward: A Memoir", Doubleday, 2010 add something


Feiffer's picture book for young readers, "Rupert Can Dance", will be published by FSG in 2014 add something


His third marriage took place in September 2016, when he married freelance writer JZ Holden; the ceremony combined Jewish and Buddhist traditions add something


Feiffer moved to Shelter Island, New York in 2017 add something


The musical was produced and directed by Jeffrey Seller in 2017 at the Bay Street Theatre in neighboring Sag Harbor, New York add something