Jules Feiffer (born January 26, 1929) is a syndicated comic-strip cartoonist and author. His work weaves together social, political, and personal views in a way that his audiences have found perceptive as well as funny.
Feiffer was born in Bronx borough of New York. Feiffer worked for Will Eisner in the 1940s and learned to tell stories with words and pictures from one of the acclaimed comics masters. Feiffer also wrote the stage play Little Murders, the screenplay for Carnal Knowledge, and won an Oscar for his short animation Munro.
Feiffer's cartoons have been collected into nineteen books and ran for forty-two years in The Village Voice, as well as appearing in The New Yorker, Esquire, Playboy, and The Nation. He was commissioned 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.
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.