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By Jules Feiffer

ISBN-10: 0226240355

ISBN-13: 9780226240350

ISBN-10: 0385531583

ISBN-13: 9780385531580

The award-winning cartoonist, playwright, and writer grants a witty, illustrated rendition of his lifestyles, from his early life as a wimpy child within the Bronx to his mythical occupation within the arts.

 A proficient storyteller who has thrilled readers and theater audiences for many years, Jules Feiffer now turns his skills to the story of his personal life.

 Plagued by means of studying difficulties, a controlling mom, and a debilitating experience of worry, Feiffer launched into his first comic strip apprenticeship on the age of seventeen, emboldened in simple terms by way of a keenness for fulfillment and a flair for failure. He vividly remembers these transformative years operating less than the mythical Will Eisner, and later, after he used to be drafted into the military, his evolution from “smart-ass child into an enraged satirist.” Backing into Forward additionally lines Feiffer's love lifestyles, from a doomed hitchhiking journey to reclaim his high-school sweetheart to wasting his virginity in Greenwich Village, and his street to marriage and fatherhood.

 At the heart of this trip is Feiffer's prolific creativity. In astonishing aspect, he recounts the beginning of his subversive photograph novella Munro, his entrée into New York's literary salons, collaborations with movie greats Mike Nichols, Robert Altman, and Jack Nicholson, and different significant turning issues. Brimming with wry punch traces, slices of Americana, and pithy social statement, Backing into Forward charts Feiffer's upward thrust as an not going and incisive provocateur in the course of the conformist fifties and the Vietnam and Civil Rights sixties and seventies.

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