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Feiffer served as an assistant for Will Eisner in the 1940s, learning to tell stories with words and pictures while working on Eisner's acclaimed The Spirit comic strip. Feiffer also wrote the stage play Little Murders, the screenplay for Mike Nichols' 1971 film Carnal Knowledge, illustrated the children's book classic The Phantom Tollbooth, and won an Oscar in 1961 for his short animation Munro. In addition, Feiffer has written the screenplay for Robert Altman's Popeye film, a movie version of Little Murders, and the screenplay for Alain Resnais' film I Want To Go Home.
Feiffer's cartoons ran for 42 years in the The Village Voice and have been collected into 19 books. They have also appeared in The Los Angeles Times,The New Yorker, Esquire, Playboy, and The Nation. He was commissioned in 1997 by The New York Times to create its first op-ed page comic strip which ran monthly until 2000. Feiffer has most recently written several award-winning children's books including The Man in the Ceiling and A Barrel of Laughs, A Vale of Tears.
Feiffer is an adjunct professor at Southampton College. Previously he taught at the Yale School of Drama and Northwestern University. He has been a Senior Fellow at the Columbia University National Arts Journalism Program. Feiffer is a member of the Dramatists Guild Council and has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He received the National Cartoonist Society Milton Caniff Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004 and the Creativity Foundation's 2006 Laureate.
Date of Birth: January 26, 1929
Birthplace: New York City, New York
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