Jules Feiffer

Jules Feiffer is an internationally acclaimed cartoonist, playwright, screenwriter and author. His satirical outlook and probing wit have influenced several generations politically, sexually and socially. He has made an important and varied contribution to America’s cultural life. His syndicated cartoon strip, for which he was awarded a Pulitzer Prize, ran for forty years in The Village Voice. He has written more than thirty-five books, plays and film scripts. Mr. Feiffer has received numerous awards and honors including an academy award for his short animated film “Munro”. Among his most recent books are his Memoir Backing into Forward and the children’s book My Side of the Car with Kate Feiffer. The Phantom Tollbooth, for which he did the illustrations, is celebrating 50 years in publication. He lives and works in New York.

Original Village Voice Cartoons


Couples Dancing Drawings


Solo Dancer Drawings


Superhero Drawings


Original Drawings for Publications





1929, The Bronx, New York
New York, New York
Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York City, NY
Jules Feiffer: Kill My Mother, Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, NY
Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
2011 Growing Every Which Way But Up: The Children’s Book Art of Jules Feiffer, The Eric Carle Museum, Amherst, MAA Dance to Spring: The “Dancer” Drawings of Jules Feiffer, River to River Festival, World Financial Center, New York, NY
2010 A Dance to Jules Feiffer: Dance and Movement Illustrations by the Pulitzer-Prize Winning Cartoonist, The Millstone Gallery at the Center of Creative Arts, St. Louis, MO
2010 Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
2009 A Dance to Jules Feiffer, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Becket, MA
My Fellow Americans: 40 Years of Political Cartoons by Jules Feiffer, Katzen Art Museum, American University, Washington, D.C.
2006 Golden Oldies: The Strips, Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York, NY
Drawings for The Long Chalkboard & Other Stories, The Graduate Center, The City University of New York, NY
2005 Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
2004 Julz Rulz: Inside the Mind of Jules Feiffer, District of Columbia Jewish Community Center, Washington, DC
2003 Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
Julz Rulz: Inside the Mind of Jules Feiffer, The New York Historical Society, New York, NY
The Time of My Life, a solo retrospective of children’s book art, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, WI
Carol Craven Gallery, West Tisbury, MA
2002 Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
1996 Retrospective, Library of Congress, Washington, DC



Mark Borghi Gallery, New York, NY

Superheroes in Gotham, The New York Historical Society, New York, NY

HUMOR, Strohl Art Center in Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, New York

2012 Line Dancing, Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
2012 Objets Extraordinaire, Highland Park Art Center, Highland Park, IL
2009 Cool! Cool! Cool! Cool! 20 Years on Superior Street, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
Soup to Nuts: Art for All Tastes, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
2008 The World Through Pictures: Children’s Book Illustrations, Tall Grass Arts Association, Park Forest, IL
2007-8 Aqua Art Miami, Adam Baumgold Gallery, Miami, FL
2005 Words in Pictures, Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York, NY
Painting the Town Red, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
2004 Out of the Blues, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
2003 14th Annual Children’s Illustration Show featuring Jules Feiffer, R. Michelson Galleries, Northampton, MA
WordWorks, Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York, NY




Out of Line: The Art of Jules Feiffer

Kill My Mother

Fellow at the American Academy of Arts & Sciences

New York City’s Literary Honor for Humor
John Fischetti Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by Columbia College Chicago
No. 9 on the Top 100 Picture Books of 2012 for “Bark, George” (1999)

2010 Backing Into Forward: A Memoir
2008 Explainers: The Complete Village Voice Strips (1956-1966)
2006 Masters Series Award, The Visual Arts Foundation, New York, NY
Benjamin Franklin Creativity Laureate Award, Smithsonian Resident Associate Program, Washington, DC
2005 Illustrations, Holiday Book Review (Dec. 4), The New York Times
2004 Harold Washington Literary Award, presented by the Near South Planning Board
Lifetime Achievement Award, Writer’s Guild of America East
Lifetime Achievement Award, National Cartoonist Society
2002 Illustrations, Holiday Book Review (Dec. 8), The New York Times
1999 Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, Long Island University
1995 Elected to American Academy of Arts and Letters
1989 Best Screenplay for I Want to Go Home, Venice Film Festival
1997 Commissioned by The New York Times to draw monthly OpEd cartoon
1986 Pulitzer Prize for political cartoons
1970 Obie and Outer Circle Critics Awards for White House Murder Case
1969 Obie and Outer Circle Critics Awards for Little Murders
1961 Academy Award for Best Animated Short, Munro
1959-2000 National cartoon syndication
1956-1997 Published cartoons in The Village Voice
2003 A Bad Friend, Lincoln Center, NY
1990 Anthony Rose
1989 Elliot Loves
1982 Grown Ups
1976 Knock, Knock
1970 White House Murder Case
1969 Little Murders
1989 I Want to Go Home
1980 Popeye
1971 Carnal Knowledge
Little Murders
1960 Munro, animated film
2012 No Go Sleep, by Kate Feiffer, illustrated by Jules Feiffer
2009 Which Puppy? by Kate Feiffer, illustrated by Jules Feiffer
2005 A Room with a Zoo
2004 The Daddy Mountain
2002 By the Side of the Road
The House Across the Street
2001 I’m Not Bobby
2000 Some Things are Scary, by Florence Parry Heide, illustrated by Jules Feiffer
1999 Bark, George
1998 I Lost My Bear
1997 Meanwhile
1995 A Barrel of Laughs, A Vale of Tears
1993 The Man in the Ceiling
1961 The Phantom Tollbooth, by Norton Juster, illustrated by Jules Feiffer


The Man in the Ceiling

Ronald Reagan in Movie America: A Jules Feiffer Production

1974 Feiffer on Nixon: The Cartoon Presidency
1966 Feiffer on Civil Rights
1965 The Great Comic Book Heroes
The Unexpurgated Memoirs of Bernard Mergendeiler
1963 Feiffer’s Album
1962 Hold Me!
1961 Boy, Girl, Boy, Girl
1959 Passionella and Other Stories
1958 Sick, Sick, Sick
Montgomery Fellow, Visiting Professor, Dartmouth College
Member, American Academy of Arts and Letters
Professor, Southampton College Writers Program
Appointed Senior Fellow, National Arts Journalism Program, Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism
Visiting Professor, Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University