Jules Feiffer

The Polymath: Celebrating The Many Careers Of Jules Feiffer
The Polymath: Celebrating The Many Careers Of Jules Feiffer
Comic creator. Playwright. Historian. Screenwriter. Political commentator. Novelist. Illustrator. Educator. Cartoonist. Jules Feiffer has worn all these hats and more over his storied career, and in the process, become one of the most influential, versatile, and celebrated figures that the comics medium has ever known. He's won an Oscar, a Pulitzer, an Obie, and received numerous lifetime achievement awards. He's written acclaimed R-rated movies, produced one of the first proper graphic novels, authored a long-running and hugely popular comic strip, and provided the art for one of the true classics of children's literature. His 1965 book The Great Comic Book Heroes pioneered the concept of reprinting classic comic book stories in a high-quality format, and is generally acknowledged as the first major historical work about the comic book industry. And he still produces vital and groundbreaking work today, some seventy years after taking on his first professional comics job.
ComicsAlliance Guide to SDCC 2014: What To Do On Thursday
ComicsAlliance Guide to SDCC 2014: What To Do On Thursday
With more than 200 panels to choose from at San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday alone, the programming at the show can be completely overwhelming -- and it's far too easy to miss a panel you know you might have loved, or to find yourself on the wrong side of the con floor five minutes before a great panel is about to start! Take heart, brave reader. ComicsAlliance has sifted through the schedule to offer up our pick of the best panels, screenings, and events, starting with programming for Thursday 24th July -- with an emphasis, of course, on comics programming.
SPX 2014 Celebrates Alt-Weeklies With Sturm, Feiffer, Barry
SPX 2014 Celebrates Alt-Weeklies With Sturm, Feiffer, Barry
SPX, the Small Press Expo, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, and to celebrate, it's centering its entire 2014 convention on a much-read -- but not-often-discussed -- type of independent comic: strips from alt-weekly newspapers. Late last week, organizers announced the first three major guests: Lynda Barry, the cartoonist behind Ernie Pook’s Comeek from The Chicago Reader; Jules Feiffer, the so-called godfather of the alt-weekly newspaper comic, and James Sturm, who co-founded The Onion and Seattle's The Stranger in addition to being an accomplished cartoonist and graphic novelist.
Roger Langridge and Bruce Ozella Teaming for ‘Popeye’ #1 From IDW in April
Roger Langridge and Bruce Ozella Teaming for ‘Popeye’ #1 From IDW in April
Elzie Crisler Segar's spinach-chugging sailor man is set for a return in new comics this spring as writer Roger Langridge (Thor: The Mighty Avenger, Snarked!) and artist Bruce Ozella put their spin on Popeye. Set for an April release from IDW, Popeye #1 reunites the series' signature cast for Segar-influenced adventures in tune with the classic version of the character...