Jules Feiffer is a cartoonist, playwright, children's book author and illustrator, and member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He teaches a humor writing class at Stony Brook Southampton College and lives in Southampton, New York.
The modern, non-editorial-page cartoon of social and political
commentary was pretty much invented by Jules Feiffer.
A satirical masterpiece.--Roger Sabin
One of the most original social and political commentators in America.--Tom Clavin
[Feiffer] ranks as one of the five most important and influential cartoonists in the latter half of the 20th century.--Rob Clough
A veritable Bible of middle class American dysfunction...Feiffer reveals the depths of his subject not only through the dialogues--which are filled with psychological, social and politic depths that few cartoonists have ever plumbed--but also through an amazing skill to capture the body language so crucial to human communication...a real masterpiece worth delving into.--John E. Mitchell
A welcome reintroduction--or introduction, for the uninitiated--to a great cartoonist who boldly bent his medium to adult purposes long before it was commonplace to do so.--David Kamp
His genius is in bringing larger-than-life societal trends down to the human level. Most characters serve as symbols for something larger, but they never feel anything less than human.--Mason Adams
Almost always in the form of near-theatrical monologues or dialogues, "Feiffer" blew poison darts at Cold War-era politics, sexual mores and America's helpless flailing at the idea of normalcy.--Douglas Wolk
One of--if not--the first of the early writer/artists to emerge from the comic book ghetto into the literary/art world.--Will Eisner, creator of The Spirit