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Will Eisner
WILL EISNER was born on March 6, 1917 in Brooklyn, New York. By the time of his death on January 3, 2005, Will Eisner was recognized internationally as one of the giants in the field of sequential art, a term he coined. In a career that spanned nearly eight decades - from the dawn of the comic... show more



WILL EISNER was born on March 6, 1917 in Brooklyn, New York. By the time of his death on January 3, 2005, Will Eisner was recognized internationally as one of the giants in the field of sequential art, a term he coined. In a career that spanned nearly eight decades - from the dawn of the comic book to the advent of digital comics - Will Eisner was truly the 'Father of the Graphic Novel' and the 'Orson Welles of Comics.' He broke new ground in the development of visual narrative and the language of comics and was the creator of The Spirit, John Law, Lady Luck, Mr. Mystic, Uncle Sam, Blackhawk, Sheena, and countless others. During World War II, Will Eisner used the comic format to develop training and equipment maintenance manuals for the US Army. After the war this continued as the Army's "PS Magazine" which is still being produced today. Will Eisner taught Sequential Art at the New York School of Visual Arts for 20 years. The textbooks that he wrote were based on his course and are still bestsellers. In 1978, Will Eisner wrote "A Contract with God," the first modern Graphic Novel. This was followed by almost 20 additional graphic novels over the following 25 years. The "Oscars" of the Comic Industry are called The Eisner Awards, and named after Will Eisner. The Eisners are presented annually before a packed ballroom at San Diego Comic-Con, America's largest comics convention. Wizard magazine named Eisner "the most influential comic artist of all time." Michael Chabon's Pulitzer-prize winning novel "Kavalier and Clay" is based in good part on Eisner. In 2002, Eisner received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Federation for Jewish Culture, presented by Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist Art Spiegelman. "Like" the Official Will Eisner Facebook Page and visit www.WillEisner.com for more information about Will Eisner.

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Birth date: March 06, 1917
Died: January 03, 2005
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Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 2 years ago
I'm not quite sure what I just read. The title story is must clear cut, and heart breaking. The other stories tend to be on that line of rape and sexual power that make you feel a bit icky. There is also sucide and animal death.Yet, the stories are extremely powerful. It is worth the read.
A Voracious Reader
A Voracious Reader rated it 4 years ago
*Book source ~ Library From Goodreads: A rich, complex, highly symbolic narrative that explores the deepest reaches of our moral and metaphysical dilemma through the extraordinary tale of Captain Ahab's insane quest for the great white whale. One of America's greatest novels. Ok, anyone not livi...
If These Books Could Talk
If These Books Could Talk rated it 6 years ago
Brilliant.
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it 6 years ago
Without the illustration this would have been nothing really, with the illustration you see these sequence of graphic novels come to life with people and neighbourhoods and history all interwoven and intermingled. The first book is Contract with God which compromises four stories, Contract with Go...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it 6 years ago
Eisner leads you through the history of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, a hate filled document whose echoes are still felt by Jewish people throughout the world. It says a lot about creating smoke so that people believe a fire is behind it and about how it's hard to unsay something. The Proto...
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