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Cartoonist and Montgomery Fellow Jules Feiffer

Jules Feiffer
Jules Feiffer, award-winning cartoonist and author, is in residence at Dartmouth during summer term as a Montgomery Fellow. In addition to delivering public talks and teaching a course on 20th-century graphic humor, he will be meeting with students and faculty, and attending classes in screenwriting, film studies, drawing, and other subjects. Vox of Dartmouth spoke with Feiffer in June.

Respect: “Cartooning hasn’t been taken seriously as an art form,” Feiffer says, although he sees some lessening of that attitude in recent years, “thanks to brilliant work like Art Spiegelman’s Maus.”

Must read: David Small’s graphic narrative Stitches: A Memoir, which comes out in September. “I found it absolutely riveting.”

Advice: “We’re living in a time of great change,” notes Feiffer. “I’m 80 years old, and one thing I’ve learned is that you can’t predict the future. I love it when the ‘experts’ get it wrong. It fills me with cartoon pleasure.”

Public Montgomery Fellow lecture “Going from There to Here: Cartooning in the Twentieth Century and Beyond”: Wednesday, July 15 at 4 p.m. • Moore Hall, Filene Auditorium • 646-4062

Gallery Talk “After Daumier: Social Comment in Illustrations and Cartoons in the Early Twentieth Century”: Wednesday, July 22 at 12:30 p.m. • Hood Museum of Art • 646-2808

Panel discussion on the art and politics of cartooning with cartoonists Jules Feiffer, Edward Koren, Edward Sorrel, and Jeff Danziger: Wednesday, August 12, at 4 p.m. • Moore Hall, Filene Auditorium • 646-4062

By KELLY SEAMAN

Last Updated: 1/12/10