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Ask Jules Feiffer!
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Jules Feiffer 27 May 2008 9:23 AM

Jules Feiffer will be interviewed live tomorrow (Wednesday) at 11AM eastern on the Mr. Media radio show and will be taking questions from listeners. Just click the link for full info about listening live online and for calling in to ask Mr. Feiffer a question about his new book, Explainers, or really anything from his storied career. 

Feiffer at the Strand - video
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videoJules Feifferevents 16 May 2008 10:55 AM

Here is the Strand bookstore's video widget, from which you can watch last night's Jules Feiffer presentation. (As a bonus, you can also watch Gary Panter with Jonathan Lethem.) If you come across this blog entry in the future and don't see the Feiffer link (or there's a live video feed going on), click the "highlights" tab; if you still don't see the link, click here to access the video on the Strand website. (And if you keep navigating the "highlights" tab, you'll find Alexander Theroux's reading from last February as well.)

Feiffer Explains
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Jules Feifferevents 16 May 2008 9:42 AM

Here's some pics from last night's Jules Feiffer event at the Strand, and we'll have video up soon as well:

Thurs. night in NYC: FEIFFER!
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Jules Feifferevents 14 May 2008 9:21 PM

You New Yorkers are insane if you don't go to this tonight. Feiffer is going to be at The Strand Thursday night for the world premiere of EXPLAINERS. It's going to be pretty great. He's going to give a drawing presentation, read some of the strips of this historic book and then read a bit from his forthcoming memoir. It's going to be special. 

  

  

Now in stock: Explainers
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under new releasesJules Feiffer 6 May 2008 11:48 AM

Explainers by Jules Feiffer

Explainers: The Complete Village Voice Strips (1956-66)
By Jules Feiffer

In 1956, a relatively unknown cartoonist by the name of Jules Feiffer started contributing a strip to the only alternative weekly published in the US, a small radical newspaper called The Village Voice. His strip tackled just about every issue, private and public, that affected the sentient American: relationships, sexuality, love, family, parents, children, psychoanalysis, neuroses, presidents, politicians, media, race, class, labor, religiion, foreign policy, war, and one or two other existential questions. It was the first time that the American public had been subjected to a weekly dose of comics that so uncompromisingly and wittily confronted individuals' private fears and society's public transgressions. Explainers is the first of four volumes collecting Feiffer's entire run of weekly strips from The Village Voice. This edition contains approximately 500 strips originally published between 1956 and 1966 in a brick-like landscape hardcover format.

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Sneak peek photos: Explainers
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under previewsnew releasesJules Feiffer 15 Apr 2008 12:06 PM

Explainers by Jules Feiffer

Have a look at (and inside) a real-life copy of the upcoming book Explainers - The Complete Village Voice Strips (1956-66) by Jules Feiffer. For a Flickr slideshow, click here, or to browse manually, click here. (And don't forget you can read the Introduction, and preview more strips, here; and registered users can download yet another preview excerpt here.)

Jules Feiffer Debuts Explainers at the Strand on May 15
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Jules Feifferevents 7 Apr 2008 4:13 PM

Jules Feiffer Debuts Explainers at the Strand on May 15

You are invited to the world premiere of Jules Feiffer's long-awaited collection, Explainers, featuring the complete first decade of his legendary and groundbreaking comic strip, Sick, Sick, Sick (and later redubbed Feiffer), from the Village Voice. Feiffer will read from the book and answer questions before signing copies of the deluxe hardcover collection.

Explainers by Jules Feiffer

"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

Jules Feiffer

WHO: Jules Feiffer
WHAT: Explainers: The Complete Village Voice Strips 1956-66
World premiere book release reading and signing
WHERE: THE STRAND
828 Broadway at 12th St. (Union Square)
New York, NY 10003-4805
212.473.1452
WHEN: Thursday, May 15, 7PM

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information and the full press release, please click here






Members Preview: Explainers
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under previewsnew releasesmetaJules Feiffer 26 Mar 2008 4:19 PM

Explainers by Jules Feiffer

This week's free preview is a downloadable 25-page excerpt from Explainers: The Complete Village Voice Strips (1956-66), the first volume in a major archival project collecting the entirety of Jules Feiffer's strip for the venerable New York City weekly paper. These previews are exclusive to registered Fantagraphics.com users, so sign up and/or sign in to view. As a reminder, Gary Groth's Introduction to the book is reprinted here on the Fantagraphics website (with a slideshow of 11 strips selected by Groth) and can be read by the general public, no registration required.

A parenthetical aside on the panel above: I was startled by Feiffer's use of "omigod" in this strip dated January 2, 1957 — decades before the word was popularized by the whole "Valley Girl" fad of the 1980s.

(As a reminder, 20/20 Club members receive these previews two weeks before we post them on the website, just one of many great reasons to join up...)

Explainers Explained
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under previewsmetaJules Feiffer 11 Mar 2008 2:22 PM

Explainers by Jules Feiffer

We've put the entirety of Gary Groth's introduction to Explainers, the forthcoming collection of Jules Feiffer's Village Voice strips (due in June), here on the website for your reading pleasure. The feature includes a sideshow preview of 11 strips selected by Groth as standouts from the collection. Read it now!

Explainers by Jules Feiffer

Jules Feiffer interview
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Jules Feiffer 12 Dec 2007 2:57 PM


Jules Feiffer talks EXPLAINERS and much more with Newsarama. This is quite a good interview with Feiffer, who doesn't do a lot of interviews.

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