Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Jules Feiffer, a faculty member in the MFA in Creative Writing and Literature program at Stony Brook Southampton, received a stellar review on the front page of Sunday’s New York Times Book Review for his first graphic novel, Kill My Mother.
“Jules Feiffer’s Kill My Mother is a tribute to film noir and detective fiction….But Kill My Mother isn’t mere pastiche. The story is a thoughtful meditation on female identity and whether the not-so-simple art of murder can ever be defended as a moral necessity. It is a story about stories, the myths we have to create in order to keep putting one foot in front of the other….I know what I think: Kill My Mother is terrific.” — Laura Lippman, New York Times Book Review
“Bravo to long-time member of the Stony Brook Southampton faculty for another rave review of his first graphic novel,” commented Carla Caglioti,
executive director and assistant dean, Southampton Graduate Arts.
Feiffer’s Pulitzer-winning and internationally syndicated cartoon ran for 42 years in the Village Voice, but he has a wide range of creative work, including his Obie-winning play Little Murders, a screenplay for Carnal Knowledge and an Oscar-winning anti-military short subject animation Munro. Other works are the Tony nominee Knock Knock, and the Pulitzer nominee Grown-Ups, as well as his screenplays for Popeye and I Want to Go Home, best screenplay winner at the Venice Film Festival. Feiffer is also a children’s book author, with the award-winning books, Bark George, I Lost My Bear and The Man in the Ceiling.
Professor Feiffer’s graduate seminar on the graphic novel will be offered at Stony Brook Southampton in Spring 2015.