Jules Feiffer (born January 26, 1929) is a syndicated comic-strip cartoonist and author. In 1986 he won the Pulitzer Prize for his editorial cartooning in The Village Voice, and in 2004 was inducted into the Comic Book Hall of Fame.
Feiffer was born in the Bronx borough of New York. Feiffer served as an assistant for Will Eisner in the 1940s, learning to tell stories with words and pictures while working on Eisner's acclaimed The Spirit comic strip. Feiffer also wrote the stage play Little Murders, the screenplay for Mike Nichols' 1971 film Carnal Knowledge, illustrated the children's book classic The Phantom Tollbooth, and won an Oscar in 1961 for his short animation Munro.
Feiffer's cartoons have been collected into nineteen books and ran for forty-two years in The Village Voice, as well as appearing in The New Yorker, Esquire, Playboy, and The Nation. He was commissioned in 1997 by The New York Times to create its first op-ed page comic strip which ran monthly until 2000. Feiffer has most recently written several award-winning children's books.
Feiffer is an adjunct professor at Southampton College. Previously he taught at the Yale School of Drama and Northwestern University. He has been a Senior Fellow at the Columbia University National Arts Journalism Program. Feiffer is a member of the Dramatists Guild Council and has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He received the National Cartoonist Society Milton Caniff Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004.