“I don’t like the area, I love the area. I find it magical,” he said.
Jules Feiffer moved not too long ago and Otsego County reporter
Daniel Francis paid him a welcome-to-the-neighborhood visit.
Though voicing his opinions and challenging society and the current political climate remain the backbone of his career, Jules must now contend with a different kind of foe: macular degeneration, an eye disease that causes vision loss, specifically loss in the center of the field of vision.
“I can’t see properly what I am doing, and drawing, and I’m drawing it anyway. It’s as if the act of will decides what my limitations are. My need to get the work done allows me to get it done before a retreat into the disability. Without my work, I don’t believe I would be living very long. It is a necessity to keep me going,” he explained.
Jules and Daniel recap Feiffer’s career past and present:
Jules remains busy and is currently working on a semi-autobiographical novel which he is both writing and illustrating. He fills his days at the sketching desk, putting pen, pencil, and marker to paper recording the moments he has experienced.
And not far from Jules’s new home is a new Feiffer exhibit.