CHICAGO (March 7, 2012) — Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Jules Feiffer is the 2012 recipient of the John Fischetti Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by Columbia College Chicago. The Fischetti Lifetime Achievement Award honors an outstanding career of editorial cartooning, work skewering cultural mores, misguided public policies and self-important people.
Jules Ralph Feiffer is a cartoonist, playwright, screenwriter and children’s book author and illustrator. Feiffer has created a career turning contemporary urban anxiety into witty and revealing social commentary. His most famous strip, “Feiffer,” for which he won a Pulitzer Prize for political cartoons in 1986, ran for 42 years in the Village Voice. Feiffer’s cartoons can be also seen in The Los Angeles Times, The New Yorker, Esquire, Playboy and The Nation.
“It’s the rare person who can combine art and satire in a deftly drawn cartoon,” said Nancy Day, chair of the Journalism Department at Columbia College Chicago, which coordinates the competition and the event. “Jules Feiffer has excelled in many media. We are so pleased to honor him with this award in memory of John Fischetti.”