Will Eisner, Responsible For Two Separate Revolutions In Comic Art, Set His Sights On His Hometown In New York The Big City These Short One To Four Pages Reflections And Observations Are Grouped Thematically By Components Of Eisner S City Subways, Stoops, Windows, Walls, And As Usual, He Finds Universal Truths Buried Underneath Urban Waste And Banal Street Conversations Of Particular Note Is His Reverence For The Joys Of Living Directly, An Almost Zen Approach To Sensory Overload His Humor Is At Turns Grinningly Juvenile And Starkly Black If He Starts The Book Cataloguing Things Dropped Down A Sewer Grate, He Ends With Dispossessed Poor Folks Leaving A Newly Gentrified Area Muttering, There Goes The Neighborhood Rob Lightner
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.Visit www.WillEisner.com forinformation about Will Eisner Like the Facebook Official Will Eisner Page.
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- Will Eisner's New York, the Big City
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- 18 January 2017 Will Eisner