Title: Backing into Forward - SIGNED 1st Edition/...
Publication Date: 2010
Illustrator: Feiffer, Jules
Book Condition: New
Dust Jacket Condition: New
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: 1st Edition
SIGNED 1st Edition/1st Printing. The legendary cartoonist's candid, self-deprecating, and beautifully written memoir describes his childhood in the Bronx, evolution from "smart-ass kid into an enraged satirist" (with inspiration from a stint in the Army) and his later successes as a pioneer of the graphic novel and a collaborator with the likes of film greats Robert Altman, Mike Nichols and Jack Nicholson. This is an outstanding As-New First Edition (first printing) with Feiffer's signature (only) on the title page. We will pack it in bubble-wrap and ship it in a sturdy box to ensure safe delivery. Bookseller Inventory # ABH86
Synopsis: The award-winning cartoonist, playwright, and author delivers a witty, illustrated rendition of his life, from his childhood as a wimpy kid in the Bronx to his legendary career in the arts.
A gifted storyteller who has delighted readers and theater audiences for decades, Jules Feiffer now turns his talents to the tale of his own life.
Plagued by learning problems, a controlling mother, and a debilitating sense of fear, Feiffer embarked on his first cartoon apprenticeship at the age of seventeen, emboldened only by a passion for success and an aptitude for failure. He vividly recalls those transformative years working under the legendary Will Eisner, and later, after he was drafted into the army, his evolution from ?smart-ass kid into an enraged satirist.? Backing into Forward also traces Feiffer's love life, from a doomed hitchhiking trip to reclaim his high-school sweetheart to losing his virginity in Greenwich Village, and his road to marriage and fatherhood.
At the center of this journey is Feiffer's prolific creativity. In dazzling detail, he recounts the birth of his subversive graphic novella Munro, his entrée into New York's literary salons, collaborations with film greats Mike Nichols, Robert Altman, and Jack Nicholson, and other major turning points. Brimming with wry punch lines, slices of Americana, and pithy social commentary, Backing into Forward charts Feiffer's rise as an unlikely and incisive provocateur during the conformist fifties and the Vietnam and Civil Rights sixties and seventies.
About the Author: JULES FEIFFER's Pulitzer Prize-winning comic strip ran for forty-two years in the Village Voice and one hundred other papers . He also penned the Obie Award-winning play Little Murders and the screenplay for Carnal Knowledge. He lives in New York City.
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