"Sick, Sick, Sick"
In 1956, an unknown cartoonist named Jules Feiffer began drawing a weekly comic strip called Sick, Sick, Sick free of charge for a then-obscure weekly newspaper called the Village Voice. Within two years, Feiffer had become one of the most popular satirists of the period, appearing in several major newspapers in the U.S. and Great Britain, and with a best-selling book under his belt. Feiffer: The Collected Works Vol. 3 contains the first two scintillating years of this strip (later re-dubbed simply Feiffer), shot mostly from the original art. But that's not all! This volume also includes "Boom," Feiffer's savage take on H-bomb testing, government duplicity, and public apathy. "The Deluge" takes a modern everyman, Harvey Noah, and gives him the daunting task of warning the world of impending flood by going through proper bureaucratic channels. "Kept" is the story of a small, ugly man who discovers the awful secret of successful seduction. In "Harold Swerg," the title character is the greatest athlete in the world; he upsets the nation when he refuses to win the Olympics because there's no challenge in it. As a special bonus this book includes "Rollie," a never-before-printed 10-page story from that period, about a bass player whose playing sends everyone who hears it into orbit. This story, which languished in Feiffer's files for close to four decades, is a great lost treasure, and absolutely critical to any Feiffer fan! This is the Feiffer work we've all been waiting for, the classic cartoons that assured him a place in the Pantheon of great American cartoonists and eventually won him a Pulitzer Prize.