MA – An Evening with Jules and Kate Feiffer

Jules and Kate Feiffer speak on December 8, 2011 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm!
Free w/ museum admission

Pulitzer Prize-winning father and acclaimed children’s book author daughter have collaborated on a number of books. Whether seizing a moment in history or paying homage to a parent/child memory, this team is one you will not want to miss. Bound by love, respect and good humor Jules and Kate will share tales of their collaborations and thoughts on their craft in a presentation sure to entertain and inform all who attend. 

Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 West Bay Road, Amherst, MA 01002

MA – Special Gallery Tour

Legendary cartoonist Jules Feiffer speaks on November 6, 2011 at 1pm.

Join Jules Feiffer as he reflects on his journey from political and social cartoonist and playwright to children’s book creator. Hear the stories behind some of his children’s books and his approach to illustration.

Book signing to follow

Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 West Bay Road, Amherst, MA 01002

DC – My Side of the Car Signing

Kate and Jules Feiffer sign on Sept. 23 2011 at 10:30 am.

Every time Kate and her father plan to visit the zoo, something comes up to spoil their plans. When they’re at last in the car and on their way, it rains. Kate, however, is certain it is not raining on her side of the car. The determined little girl convinces her father that the day will be sunny

Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20008

MA – 21st Annual Illustration Exhibit

Tony DiTerlizziRebecca GuayRaul Colón and more appear at the R. Michelson Gallery on Nov. 7th from 4-7pm.

R. MICHELSON GALLERIES presents our 21st Annual Children’s Illustration Show

Celebrate with us! Twenty-one years of exhibiting the finest in original Children’s Book Art. Our artists have garnered an astounding 11 Caldecott Medals and 29 Caldecott Honor Awards.

21 Reasons to come to our 21st Annual Illustration Exhibit 

1.     If you join us for our opening reception on November 7, 4-6pm you will meet more than 50 of the illustrators and writers behind your favorite children’s books.

2.  We will be exhibiting original artwork from The Odious Ogre, the latest book by Jules Feiffer and Norton Juster. This is their first collaboration since their classic Phantom Tollbooth was published 50 years ago. 

3.  Mo Willems will be signing books and exhibiting the illustrations from the NY Times #1 best selling City Dog, Country Frog, his very first collaboration with Jon J. Muth.  We will also be showing the original drawings from Mo’s Knuffle Bunny Free: An Unexpected Diversion, the final volume of this iconic trilogy.

4.   Wendell Minor will be receiving the third annual Norton Juster Award for service to the world of Children’s Literature, presented by Mr. Juster and Reader to Reader, a public charity dedicated to bringing books, free of charge, to needy schools and public libraries across the United States.

5.  There will be a rare opportunity to view and purchase original artwork by Eric Carle, Dr. Seuss, Maurice Sendak, and Tomie dePaola.

6.  Multiple Coretta Scott King Award winner EB Lewis has teamed up with Sharon Robinson, the daughter of Jackie Robinson, to create the Christmas/Chanukah children’s book “Jackie’s Gift.” Original artwork from the book will be on display. 

7.  Gary Lippincott and G. Brian Karas will both be presenting work from their latest collaborations with local (and worldwide) luminary Jane Yolen. All three will be signing books at our opening reception.

8.  Scott Fischer will be showing work from his book Jump, now available on millions of boxes of Cheerios. To see the video for Jump, click here.

9.  Jarrett J. Krosoczka author/illustrator of the soon-to-be a major motion picture graphic Lunch Lady series will be exhibiting the work he created for Target House at St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

10.  Jane Dyer and her daughter Brooke Dyer will be exhibiting art from their newest collaboration.

11.  If you come to the opening reception you’ll meet Kate Feiffer, Kathryn Brown, Nonny Hogrogian, and David Kherdian.

12.  If you come to the opening reception you’ll meet Tony DiTerlizzi and Rebecca Guay.

13.  Ruth Sanderson will be showing work from Hush, Little Horsie and David Hyde Costello will be showing work from I Can Help.

14.  We’ll be exhibiting the watercolors from Karla Gudeon’s Passover Book and her Hannukah Book.

15. Neil Waldman is coming with new paintings and new illustrations of American heroes from his book, The Land of Big Dreamers.

16.  Barry Moser will be here with engravings from Mark Twain’s Books of Animals. He will be back on November 12th for an advance copy book signing (publication date is December but we have copies!) of his book, One Hundred Portraits. The event is in conjunction with Northampton’s Arts Night Out. 

17.  Raul Colón will be here! With new work from Play Ball! and Child of the Civil Rights.

18.  Eric Velasquez will be here with work from My Friend Maya Loves to Dance and The Rain Stomper.

19.  The Eric Carle Museum will be on hand with books from your favorite authors and illustrators to sign.

20.  There will be a raffle to support Reader to Reader and you might leave with original artwork by Wendell Minor.

21.  We will have surprise guests and more…

R. Michelson Galleries
132 Main Street, Northampton, MA 01060

NYC – The Odious Ogre Signing

Books of Wonder is thrilled to announce that on Sunday, October 24th, 2010, we will be once again featuring the incredibly talented team of NORTON JUSTER and JULES FEIFFER, the celebrated creators of The Phantom Tollbooth, as they present their hilarious new picture book – The Odious Ogre. This new picture book is the story of a really rotten ogre who is extraordinarily large, exceedingly ugly, unusually angry, constantly hungry, and absolutely merciless. He preys on a little town, until the day he meets a young woman who is not afraid of him. What’s an ogre to do? Written with wit and zest by NORTON JUSTER and illustrated with energy and humor by JULES FEIFFER, this is a picture book gem for the whole family! Starting at 1pm, NORTON JUSTER and JULES FEIFFER will read their new book, take questions from the audience, and then sign copies of all their wonderful books. Don’t miss this chance to meet these two amazing talents! Ages 3 and up. 1-3pm. 

Books of Wonder
18 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011

DC – The Odious Ogre Signing

Jules Feiffer and Norton Juster sign on September 26, 2010 from 11:00am – 12:00pm.

From the remarkable duo that brought us The Phantom Toll Booth some 49 years ago, this new book features a horrible, terrible ogre. He deploys big words to keep control over his kingdom, crushing his subjects and never being polite–until one day a maiden teaches him a lesson he never forgets. The collaborators blend witty text and perfect illustrations for a humorous tale with a happy ending. (Ages 4-8)

Politics and Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20008

NYC – Backing into Forward Lecture

 

Jules Feiffer speaks at the Museum of Jewish Heritage on Wednesday, April 28, at 7 P.M about his autobiography Backing into Forward.

The award-winning New Yorker 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.

$10, $7 students/seniors, $5 members

click here for tickets

Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place, New York, NY 10280

NYC – Jules Feiffer Signing

Jules Feiffer reads selections from his new memoir Backing Into Forward on April 6th from 7:00 – 8:00PM. 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.

Strand Book Store, 828 Broadway, New York, NY 10003-4805

NYC – Backing Into Forward Signing

Jules Feiffer speaks with Danny Fingeroth at the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art on Wednesday, March 24 at 7 PMFeiffer will be discussing his new autobiography Backing Into Forward: A Memoir.

About Backing Into Forward: A Memoir:
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.

Danny Fingeroth is MoCCA’s Senior Vice President of Education. He was the longtime group editor of Marvel’s Spider-Man line and the writer of comics including Darkhawk and Deadly Foes of Spider-Man. He has taught comics writing at NYU, The New School, and Media Bistro. Danny created and edited Write Now magazine, the only how-to publication dedicated to comics writing and writers. He is the author of The Rough Guide to Graphic Novels and co-author (with artist Mike Manley) of How to Create Comics from Script to Print.



Admission: $5
Free for MoCCA Members

MoCCA
594 Broadway, Suite 401, New York, NY 10012
(btwn. Houston and Prince)
Tel. 212-254-3511 Fax 212-254-3590

DC – Backing into Forward Signing

 

Jules Feiffer, one of the best cartoonists alive, just turned 81 and published Backing into Forward: A Memoir. Feiffer’s best-known comic strip was Sick, Sick, Sick (later retitled Feiffer), an unrelenting satire of American life and politics that ran in the Village Voice for more than 40 years. Feiffer grappled with the anomie of the ’50s, the unrest of the ’60s and ’70s, and the mindless complacency of the ’80s. He attacked Johnson over the Vietnam War, and Nixon and Reagan over everything. Feiffer’s artwork was sketchy but elegant—he conveyed his ideas in simple lines—and he frequently drew dancers. Doonesbury certainly would not exist without Feiffer’s ground-breaking work, and he’s proved there’s life after the Voice, which dropped him in 1997: He’s since written several works of fiction for children and adults.

FEIFFER READS FROM HIS AUTOBIOGRAPHY THURS. MARCH 18th AT 4 P.M. AT POLITICS & PROSE, 5015 CONNECTICUT AVE. NW. FREE. (202) 364-1919.