Explainers: 10 Years of Jules Feiffer's Revolutionary Weekly Strips

Author:   Jules Feiffer
Publisher:   Fantagraphics
ISBN:  

9781560978350


Pages:   528
Publication Date:   29 May 2008
Format:   Hardback
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Explainers: 10 Years of Jules Feiffer's Revolutionary Weekly Strips


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For over 40 years Jules Feiffer, who has had one of the most varied and illustrious careers of any 20th century cartoonists, contributed strips to The Village Voice. Fantagraphics is proud to collect the entirety of this impressive body of work, consisting of his strips from 1956 to 1966. Explainers is the first volume in the series.

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Author:   Jules Feiffer
Publisher:   Fantagraphics
Imprint:   Fantagraphics
Dimensions:   Width: 12.70cm , Height: 4.80cm , Length: 23.40cm
Weight:   1.237kg
ISBN:  

9781560978350


ISBN 10:   156097835
Pages:   528
Publication Date:   29 May 2008
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Out of Print
Availability:   Awaiting stock   Availability explained

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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


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


If you were a Martian trying to figure out America in the second half of the 20th century, you could do worse than to start by reading Jules Feiffer's Village Voice cartoons. -- Sarah Boslaugh


The modern, non-editorial-page cartoon of social and political commentary was pretty much invented by Jules Feiffer. My aim was to take the Robert Benchley hero and launch him into the Age of Freud. -- Jules Feiffer Jules Feiffer was 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 The modern, non-editorial-page cartoon of social and political commentary was pretty much invented by Jules Feiffer. To read Explainers... is to be reminded of the absurdity of the human situation, something that might be depressing except for the fact that Feiffer's comics will make you laugh out loud. -- Rabbi Rachel Esserman A satirical masterpiece. -- Roger Sabin 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 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 A satirical masterpiece.--Roger Sabin A satirical masterpiece. --Roger Sabin A satirical masterpiece. --Roger Sabin If you were a Martian trying to figure out America in the second half of the 20th century, you could do worse than to start by reading Jules Feiffer s Village Voice cartoons. --Sarah Boslaugh To read Explainers is to be reminded of the absurdity of the human situation, something that might be depressing except for the fact that Feiffer s comics will make you laugh out loud. --Rabbi Rachel Esserman 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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


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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.

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