Jules Feiffer's Backing Into Forward: A Memoir PDF

By Jules Feiffer

The award-winning cartoonist, playwright, and writer promises a witty, illustrated rendition of his existence, from his youth as a wimpy child within the Bronx to his mythical occupation within the arts.

 A talented storyteller who has extremely joyful readers and theater audiences for many years, Jules Feiffer now turns his skills to the story of his personal life.

 Plagued by way of studying difficulties, a controlling mom, and a debilitating feel of worry, Feiffer launched into his first comic strip apprenticeship on the age of seventeen, emboldened purely by way of a keenness for fulfillment and a flair for failure. He vividly recollects these transformative years operating less than the mythical Will Eisner, and later, after he used to be drafted into the military, his evolution from “smart-ass child into an enraged satirist.” Backing into Forward additionally lines Feiffer's love lifestyles, from a doomed hitchhiking journey to reclaim his high-school sweetheart to wasting his virginity in Greenwich Village, and his street to marriage and fatherhood.

 At the heart of this trip is Feiffer's prolific creativity. In outstanding element, he recounts the delivery of his subversive photo novella Munro, his entrée into New York's literary salons, collaborations with movie greats Mike Nichols, Robert Altman, and Jack Nicholson, and different significant turning issues. Brimming with wry punch traces, slices of Americana, and pithy social observation, Backing into Forward charts Feiffer's upward push as an not going and incisive provocateur throughout the conformist fifties and the Vietnam and Civil Rights sixties and seventies.

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