Posts Tagged ‘Jules Feiffer’

Questioning Jules Feiffer’s Little Murders at American Century

City Paper readers know that I'm not a theater critic, but Jules Feiffer is a cartoonist from way back, long before he became a playwright. The American Century Theater has revived Little Murders, his 1967 play about the decline of New York City and individual morals. The dark comedy centers on a family, their [...]

Meet a Visiting Cartoonist: A Quick Chat with Jeff Smith

Comic book creator Jeff Smith was in town on Saturday for the National Book Festival and kindly took a few minutes on an unseasonably hot day to answer a few questions for us. In a journalistic coup, the Bone creator's hard liquor of choice is revealed, and should be vitally useful in the future to [...]

Comics Creators at the 2010 National Book Festival

This weekend the Library of Congress hosts the 10th National Book Festival. Yes, that does mean it was started in the Bush administration, by Mrs. Bush no less. This year there are four guests with cartoons in their careers. The festival takes place Saturday on the  Mall  between 3rd and 7th streets.
One is Jeff Smith, [...]

International Ink: Feiffer, France, and Fingerman

A theme ties these books together, even though I wasn't looking for one while reading them. They're all about "I," or perhaps  "me, Me, ME!"
You'd expect an autobiography like Jules Feiffer's Backing Into Forward: A Memoir (Doubleday, $30) to be all about its author—and it mostly is, but it's also idiosyncratic. While Feiffer says the [...]

The Quotable Jules Feiffer: Highlights from the Cartoonist’s Talk at Politics and Prose

Jules Feiffer spoke to a full, mostly gray-haired audience yesterday at Politics and Prose, after appearing on "The Diane Rehm Show" earlier in the day.  He read from his Backing into Forward, his new autobiography (pages 80-84, to be precise, and you can buy a CD recording from the bookstore if you want to hear [...]