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March 2010
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Jules Feiffer @ MoCCA
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The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art - MoCCA
is pleased to present
Jules Feiffer in conversation with Danny Fingeroth
Wednesday, March 24th, 7 PM
Admission: $5 | Free for MoCCA Members

Feiffer

Join MoCCA for a conversation with cartooning legend Jules Feiffer with Danny Fingeroth. Feiffer 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.

Draw-a-thon
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I've done this for many years now. There is an intensity about this thing which makes it special. Part party, part ordeal. Juices are rising, falling and rising again all night. In the morning's final hour all the models gather in one big room with drumming and fast sketching. Very primitive. A real crescendo. You emerge exhausted and vibrating. It's only once a year. I recommend it.
 
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THE 22nd ANNUAL PRATT DRAW-A-THON WILL TAKE PLACE 
 
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