Will Eisner's New York, the Big City



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 LightnerWill Eisner's New York, the Big City

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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  • Paperback
  • 137 pages
  • Will Eisner's New York, the Big City
  • Will Eisner
  • English
  • 18 January 2017
  • 0878160205

10 thoughts on “Will Eisner's New York, the Big City

  1. says:

    I really don t think I can properly describe the brilliance of this book without lifting a page from it and sharing it here I really don t think I can properly describe the brilliance of this book without lifting a page from it and sharing it here

  2. says:

    A masterwork of environment, feel, and detail, Eisner s New York The Big City captures every element of the big city and no detail is too small, be it the treasures found in the sewers to the literal empire of buildings being torn down and resurrected.The storytelling is subtle and doesn t exist purely as a nostalgia trip there is darkness in the city, just as there is humor, love, companionship, commerce, and community.

  3. says:

    On the hunt for the best of the best for inspirational purposes, I crossed a name that s been on everyone s mouth Will Eisner.I read this in like 25 minutes but I learned from it as if it were a 600 page book Now I have to track down the rest of them but I mthan pleased I started with this one.

  4. says:

    This was so good it made me want to get a real job again and move to NYC The drawings are so expressive and the pacing is perfect It s a beautiful love letter to the city, filled with a lot of joy and humor and tragedy.

  5. says:

    I can see why the most prestigious award in sequential art has been named after Eisner The man creates magic in just a few panels, often without using any words or text A most satisfying read to close out 2019 with.

  6. says:

    3.5 Stars This was a really solid idea and it s great to see the work of one of the biggest pioneers in the comics graphic novels industry But many of the stories were hit or miss for me Glad I read it though.

  7. says:

    Eisner is the godfather of graphic novels Don t expect sunny plots or laughs, just deep stories about real folk, told with amazing art and text.

  8. says:

    Eisner captures little nuances of New York brilliantly This was such a delight to read

  9. says:

    New York The Big City by Will Eisner.A portraiture of the lower classes Distinct observations and amalgams of humans.

  10. says:

    New York City and all kinds of its inhabitants are thoroughly captured by Eisner in this book Scenes of apartments and public housing, busy streets and their elements mail boxes, sewers, garbage bins and all become the back and foregrounds of the stories My first impression is that it s actually a compilation of real life fragments sketches of daily struggle I was far from considering it as most comic books that are full of fantasies Although most of the stories are ironic, there are p New York City and all kinds of its inhabitants are thoroughly captured by Eisner in this book Scenes of apartments and public housing, busy streets and their elements mail boxes, sewers, garbage bins and all become the back and foregrounds of the stories My first impression is that it s actually a compilation of real life fragments sketches of daily struggle I was far from considering it as most comic books that are full of fantasies Although most of the stories are ironic, there are plenty of affectionate tales as well.All visuals are done without vulgarity, yet honest What really amazed me is that an arrangement of comical figures, random sceneries and a few words or none at all could actually bring up the sensitivity in me A couple of stories could make my eyes warm or my heart skip a beat.Like Eisner said earlier, making comic strips is about having something to say and that s what he really did He intrigued us into pondering about humanity in a unique, not unpleasant, form He clearly showed us how everybody is trying to get to a higher part of the pyramid built by society.One of the most touching stories is about two hispanic women, one has a small baby, who are working as seamstress in a high rise apartment building The hardship of their most probably illegal jobs can be felt from their conversation Their work environment clearly doesn t accommodate the safety regulation, and the story ends up tragically So goes with the story about a rape that is witnessed by an old couple, who prefer not to testify for fear of their own future safety.Apleasant happening is about how a couple who are used to live in social apartment buildings really prefer that crowded place to an upgraded neighborhood.I especially like the splash page or one page drawings that starts each chapter These drawings have architectural quality, the lines are alive and the shadings are perfect For me, who have never been in New York, it s like reading a guide to the city life, various domestic environment and its surroundings but at the same time I could find similar stories in big cities anywhere in the world

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