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Jules Feiffer at the YIVO Institute tomorrow night!


***Reduced Admission of $10 AT THE DOOR ONLY for the JULES FEIFFER interview at the YIVO Institute THIS TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, AT 7:00 PM*** For reduced admission just say the secret word: “Explainers”

Royal Flush & YIVO’s “Comics and the Jewish American Dream” interview series (moderated by DANNY FINGEROTH) continues TUES. FEB. 3 at 7:00 pm with:

An intimate evening with the multitalented writer and artist.

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. With pop culture critic and historian Danny Fingeroth. Q&A to follow.

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 versatility may be accidental, but he has become masterly in each of his various roles, as artist, playwright and author.” – The New York Times

“Samuel Johnson said he hoped God would think he had made good of his God-given talents. Jules Feiffer need have no dread of such an audit… What has made his services so welcome for so many years now is his possession, in addition to high intelligence, of something no hypocrite or egomaniac could claim, which is a human sense of humor.” – Kurt Vonnegut

Series curator and moderator DANNY FINGEROTH, a longtime writer and editor at Marvel Comics, has spoken about comics at the Smithsonian Institution and The Metropolitan Museum. He’s the author of DISGUISED AS CLARK KENT: JEWS COMICS, AND THE CREATION OF THE SUPERHERO (Continuum) and THE ROUGH GUIDE TO GRAPHIC NOVELS (Penguin).

An Evening with Jules Feiffer
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
7:00pm – 9:00pm
15 West 16th Street,
New York, NY