Jules Feiffer is an internationally acclaimed cartoonist, playwright, screenwriter and author. His satirical outlook and probing wit have influenced several generations politically, sexually and socially. He has made an important and varied contribution to America’s cultural life. His syndicated cartoon strip, for which he was awarded a Pulitzer Prize, ran for forty years in The Village Voice. He has written more than thirty-five books, plays and film scripts. Mr. Feiffer has received numerous awards and honors including an academy award for his short animated film “Munro”. Among his most recent books are his Memoir Backing into Forward and the children’s book My Side of the Car with Kate Feiffer. The Phantom Tollbooth, for which he did the illustrations, is celebrating 50 years in publication. He lives and works in New York.