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WSJ: Profiles Jules Feiffer and his new career in graphic novels

The Wall Street Journal profiles Jules Feiffer, how he got into cartooning and how at age 86, he’s still going strong drawing graphic novels.

I began drawing at age 3, and the more I drew, the better I became. I soon discovered that if I took this skill out in the street using chalk, the kids shooting marbles and playing stickball noticed me. I?d draw characters like Popeye, Tom Mix and Dick Tracy on the sidewalk, and became the only cartoonist on the block. I was allowed to live. Drawing was my way out of the Bronx.

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#1 Frank M Hansen
June/18/2015
@ 2:01 pm

Julies is one of my all time favorites

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