Jules Feiffer’s Munro

Published August 28, 2009 by Graham


Jules Feiffer has had an impressively diverse career. He’s a Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist, playwright, and children’s book artist. He’s a screenwriter who’s penned films for brilliant filmmakers Robert Altman, Mike Nichols, and Alain Resnais. He apprenticed under legendary comic book artist Will Eisner. And he illustrated a young adult novel that you just might have heard of– The Phantom Tollbooth. I could go on, but, you know– that’s what Wikipedia is for. Bottom Line: Jules Feiffer is the bomb.

So what do you get when someone as rad as Feiffer collaborates with the cartoon wizard responsible for those awesome animated adaptations of Where the Wild Things Are and In The Night Kitchen? You get Gene Deitch’s Munro, an Oscar-winning 1960 cartoon based on a sharply satirical tale from Feiffer’s collection Passionella and Other Stories:

Bonus: A fascinating interview with Feiffer at The Onion A.V. Club.

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