Jules Feiffer

Jules Feiffer is one of the most influential artists in the history of American comics. His strip ran in The Village Voice from 1956 to 1997. He has also written several comics stories, including such classics as “Munro,” “Passionella,” “Boom!,” and “The Lonely Machine.” An animated short adaptation of “Munro” won an Academy Award in 1961. He has written plays, including Little Murders (1967), and screenplays, collaborating with Mike Nichols, Robert Altman, and Alain Resnais. From the early 1990s to the late 2000s he worked mainly as a children’s book author and illustrator. He published his memoir Backing into Forward in 2010. In 2014, at age 85, he published his first graphic novel, Kill My Mother, which was followed by two more, Cousin Joseph (2016) and The Ghost Script (2018).


American Idiots, American Killers, and the American Graphic Novel

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Open to any author writing in English about the Chicanx/Latinx experience, the Rivera Book Prize is committed to the discovery and fostering of extraordinary writing by a first-time or early career author whose work examines the long and varied contributions of Chicanx/Latinx in the US. The Rivera Book Prize aims to provide a platform that showcases the emerging literary talent of the Chicanx/Latinx community, to cultivate the next generation of Chicanx/Latinx writers, and to continue the rich literary memory of Tomás Rivera, Chicano author, poet, activist, and educator.

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