On this day in 1929, Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Jules Feiffer was born. This man has accomplished so much in his 79 years — we’ll just try and name as many as we can. In the 1940s, Feiffer began his career as an assistant to Will Eisner. His editorial cartoons ran in the Village Voice for 42 years, and in 2004, he was inducted into the Comic Book Hall of Fame. Kids might recognize his work from his illustrations in The Phantom Tollboth. In 1961, he earned an Oscar for his short animation, “Munro.” Feiffer is also a screenwriter, memorably penning the script for Robert Altman’s Popeye. Career hightlight? An original piece has just been accepted for the next Arf book, Comic Arf. Surely being in Arf will make all those previous accomplishments pale. Happy Birthday Jules!
— C. Yoe (in the funny papers)