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Jules Feiffer dances with noir in his graphic novel 'Kill My Mother'
Jules Feiffer dances with noir in his graphic novel 'Kill My Mother'

Most octogenarians are slowing down, settling into the freedom of retirement — but not Jules Feiffer. Instead, the playwright, illustrator, screenwriter and Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist went back to the drawing board — literally — to tackle a whole new art form: the graphic novel. "Never having known how to work in this style, suddenly in my 80s, I discover I can," he says by phone from his home on Long Island, N.Y. "I was both shocked and appalled that I had assigned myself this 2½-year job of drudgery. It turned out to be fun, but at the time I thought, 'This is impossible, what am I doing?'" The result is his new graphic...

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