First came “Kill My Mother.” Then, “Cousin Joseph.”
On Saturday, July 28, Jules Feiffer will premiere “The Ghost Script,” the final installation of his graphic novel trilogy, at 5 p.m. at Canio’s Books, located at 290 Main Street in Sag Harbor.
Inspired by the tropes of film noir and the historical reality of anticommunist witch hunts, this feverish crime story is set in 1950s Hollywood, where everyone is talking about the legendary “Ghost Script” — a screenplay rumored to be floating around L.A. that supposedly reveals a real-world conspiracy behind the Hollywood blacklist. Some blacklisted screenwriters decide to turn the legend into reality, adding another maddening level to the confusion between truth and fiction that runs through the plot.
Feiffer is a cartoonist, playwright, screenwriter, children’s book author and illustrator, and member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He teaches a humor-writing class at Stony Brook Southampton College and lives on Shelter Island. For more information, call (631) 725-4926 or visit caniosbooks.com.