If you’re going to SPX this weekend, you should know going in that Jules Feiffer is one of the guests of honor. If you don’t know who Jules Feiffer is, or are only vaguely aware of his body of work, one thing you could do in the time between now and then is watch the movie Little Murders, directed by Alan Arkin, starring Elliott Gould. Feiffer wrote the screenplay, adapting a play. Watching it, you can see a lot of the comedy that follows it being invented. You can also, if you are anything like me, see yourself reflected unsparingly, and then feel yourself being ripped into bits.
I looked at Feiffer’s book, The Great Comic Book Heroes, when I went to my grandmother’s house, all the time, when I was a kid. Included in that, alongside all these superhero comics from the thirties and forties, is this one cover of a comic Jules Feiffer drew as a kid.
Never seen this movie, but I’ll check it out.