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Will Eisner

Will Eisner at the 2001 San Diego ComiCon
Birth name William Erwin Eisner
Born March 6, 1917
Brooklyn, New York City
Died January 3, 2005 (aged 87)
Lauderdale Lakes, Florida
Nationality American
Area(s) Writer, Penciller, Inker
Notable works The Spirit

William Erwin Eisner (March 6, 1917January 3, 2005) was an acclaimed American comics writer, artist and entrepreneur. He is considered one of the most important contributors to the development of the medium and is known for the cartooning studio he founded; for his highly influential series The Spirit; for his use of comics as an instructional medium; for his leading role in establishing the graphic novel as a form of literature with his book A Contract with God and Other Tenement Stories; and for his educational work about the medium as exemplified by his book Comics and Sequential Art. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... March 6 is the 65th day of the year (66th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar (see: 1917 Julian calendar). ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... January 3 is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Location of Lauderdale Lakes in Broward County in State of Florida Lauderdale Lakes is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... March 6 is the 65th day of the year (66th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar (see: 1917 Julian calendar). ... January 3 is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Comics (or, less commonly, sequential art) is a form of visual art consisting of images which are commonly combined with text, often in the form of speech balloons or image captions. ... The term writer can apply to anyone who creates a written work, but the word more usually designates those who write creatively or professionally, or those who have written in many different forms. ... The definition of an artist is wide-ranging and covers a broad spectrum of activities to do with creating art, practising the arts and/or demonstrating an art. ... For the sequel to the computer game Entrepreneur, which has no article of it own, see The Corporate Machine. ... For the religious or spiritual meaning of The Spirit, see Spirit. ... Trade paperback of Will Eisners A Contract with God (1978), often mistakenly cited as the first graphic novel. ... Cover A Contract with God is a graphic novel by Will Eisner, its full title being A Contract with God: and Other Tenement Stories. ... Comics & Sequential Art is an academic overview of the principles of sequential art (focussing on the comics form) by Will Eisner. ...


In 1988, the comics community paid tribute to Eisner by creating the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, more commonly known as "the Eisners", to recognize achievements each year in the comics medium. Eisner enthusiastically participated in the awards ceremony, congratulating each recipient. Comics (or, less commonly, sequential art) is a form of visual art consisting of images which are commonly combined with text, often in the form of speech balloons or image captions. ... The Eisner Award logo‎ The Will Eisner Comic Industry Award is given for creative achievement in comic books. ...

Contents

Biography

Early life and career

Eisner was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Jewish immigrants — his father was a former painter, marginally successful entrepreneur, and one-time manufacturer in Manhattan's Seventh Avenue garment district. Eisner attended DeWitt Clinton High School. With influences that included the early 20th-century commercial artist J. C. Leyendecker,[1] he drew for the school newspaper (The Clintonian), the literary magazine (The Magpie) and the yearbook, and did stage design, leading him to consider doing that kind of work for theater. Upon graduation, he studied under Canadian artist George Brandt Bridgman (1864-1943) for a year at the Art Students League of New York. Contacts made there led to a position as an advertising writer-cartoonist for the New York American newspaper. Eisner also drew $10-a-page illustrations for pulp magazines, including Western Sheriffs and Outlaws. This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination... Immigration is the act of moving to or settling in another country or region, temporarily or permanently. ... Painting by Rembrandt self-portrait Detail from Las Meninas by Diego Velazquez, in which the painter portrayed himself at work For the computer graphics program, see Corel Painter. ... Manhattan is a borough of New York City, New York, USA, coterminous with New York County. ... The Garment District is the name of a neighborhood in New York City, located between Fifth and Ninth Avenues from 34th to 42nd Street. ... DeWitt Clinton High School is a high school located in New York City. ... Joseph Christian Leyendecker (23 March 1874-25 July 1951) was a popularAmerican illustrator. ... A student newspaper is a newspaper run by university or high or middle school students that covers local and in particular school/university news. ... A yearbook, also known as an annual, is a book to record, highlight, and commemorate the past year of a school or a book published annually. ... ... For other usages see Theatre (disambiguation) Theater (American English) or Theatre (British English and widespread usage among theatre professionals in the US) is that branch of the performing arts concerned with acting out stories in front of an audience using combinations of speech, gesture, music, dance, sound and spectacle &#8212... George Brandt Bridgman (born in 1865 in Canada - died in 1943) was a painter, writer, and teacher in the fields of anatomy and figure drawing. ... The Art Students League of New York is an art school founded in 1875. ... Commercialism redirects here. ... Cartoonist Jack Elrod at work. ... The New York Journal American was a newspaper published from 1895 – 1966. ... Pulp magazines, often called simply the pulps, were inexpensive text fiction magazines widely published in the 1920s through the 1950s. ...

Wow, What a Magazine! #3 (Sept. 1936): Cover art by a teenaged Eisner.
Wow, What a Magazine! #3 (Sept. 1936): Cover art by a teenaged Eisner.

In 1936, high-school friend and fellow cartoonist Bob Kane, of future Batman fame, suggested that the 19-year-old Eisner try selling cartoons to the new comic book Wow, What A Magazine!. "Comic books" at the time were tabloid-sized collections of comic strip reprints in color. In 1935, they began to include occasional new comic strip-like material. Editor Jerry Iger bought an Eisner adventure strip called "Captain Scott Dalton", an H. Rider Haggard-styled hero who traveled the world after rare artifacts. Eisner subsequently wrote and drew the pirate strip "The Flame" and the secret agent strip "Harry Karry" for Wow as well. Image File history File links Wow3. ... Image File history File links Wow3. ... Bob Kane (born Robert Kahn, October 24, 1915 – November 3, 1998) was an American comic book artist and writer credited as the creator of the DC Comics superhero Batman. ... Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ... This article is about the comic strip, the sequential art form as published in newspapers and on the Internet. ... Wow, What a Magazine! #3 (Sept. ... H. Rider Haggard, author Sir Henry Rider Haggard (June 22, 1856 – May 14, 1925), born in Norfolk, England, was a Victorian writer of adventure novels set in locations considered exotic by readers in his native England. ... Look up pirate and piracy in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Secret Agent is a 1936 British film directed by Alfred Hitchcock based on a novel by W. Somerset Maugham. ...


Eisner & Iger

Main article: Eisner & Iger

Wow lasted four issues (cover-dated July-Sept. & Nov. 1936). After it ended, Eisner and Iger worked together producing and selling original comics material, anticipating that the well of available reprints would soon run dry, though their accounts of how their partnership was founded differ. One of the first such comic-book "packagers", their partnership was an immediate success, and the two soon had a stable of comics creators supplying work to Fox Comics, Fiction House, Quality Comics (for whom Eisner co-created such characters as Doll Man and Blackhawk), and others. Turning a profit of $1.50 a page, Eisner claimed that he "got very rich before I was 22",[2] later detailing that in Depression-era 1939 alone, he and Iger "had split $25,000 between us",[3] a considerable amount for the time. Eisner's original work even crossed the Atlantic, with Eisner drawing the new cover of the Oct. 16, 1937 issue of Boardman Books' comic-strip reprint tabloid Okay Comics Weekly. Eisner & Iger was a prominent comic book packager that produced comics on demand for publishers entering the new medium during its late-1930s and 1940s Golden Age. ... Fox Feature Syndicate (a. ... Jumbo Comics #1 (Sept. ... Crack Comics #1 (May, 1940), featuring the Clock, previously introduced as the first masked comic book superhero. ... Doll Man is a fictional superhero from the Golden Age of Comics, originally published by Quality Comics and currently part of the DC Comics universe of characters. ... Blackhawk #12 (Autumn, 1946), Quality Comics. ... The Great Depression was a time of economic down turn, which started after the stock market crash on October 29, 1929, known as Black Tuesday. ... Founded by Thomas Volney Boardman in the 1930s, T.V. Boardman, Ltd. ...


In 1939, Eisner created Wonder Man for Victor Fox, an accountant who previously worked at DC Comics and wanted to get into the comic book business. Following Fox's instructions to create a Superman-type character, and using the pen name Willis, Eisner wrote and drew the first issue of Wonder Comics. Eisner protested the derivative nature of the character and story and eventually testified in the court case, admitting that the character was a thinly veiled version of Superman. This article is on the Fox Publications character. ... Fox Feature Syndicate (a. ... DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company. ... Superman is a fictional character and comic book superhero , originally created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian artist Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics. ...


This period of Eisner's career is depicted in his semi-autobiographical graphic novel, The Dreamer. For music albums named Autobiography, see Greek eauton = self, bios = life and graphein = write) is a form of biography, the writing of a life story. ... The Dreamer is a 1986 semi-autobiographical graphic novel by Will Eisner about his early years as a comic book artist in the 1930s, with a particular focus on his years as part of Eisner & Iger studios. ...


The Spirit

Main article: The Spirit

In "late '39, just before Christmas time," Eisner recalled in 1979,[4] Quality Comics publisher Everett M. "Busy" Arnold "came to me and said that the Sunday newspapers were looking for a way of getting into this comic book boom". In a 2004 interview,[5] he elaborated on that meeting: For the religious or spiritual meaning of The Spirit, see Spirit. ... Christmas is an annual holiday that celebrates the birth of Jesus. ... Everett M. Busy Arnold (born May 20, 1890, Providence, Rhode Island, United States; deceased) was an early comic book entrepreneur and the publisher of Quality Comics during the 1930s and 1940s Golden Age of comic books. ...

'Busy' invited me up for lunch one day and introduced me to Henry Martin[, sales manager of the Des Moines Register and Tribune Syndicate, who] said, 'The newspapers in this country, particularly the Sunday papers, are looking to compete with comics books, and they would like to get a comic-book insert into the newspapers'. ... Martin asked if I could do it. ... It meant that I'd have to leave Eisner & Iger [which] was making money; we were very profitable at that time and things were going very well. A hard decision. Anyway, I agreed to do the Sunday comic book and we started discussing the deal [which] was that we'd be partners in the 'Comic Book Section', as they called it at that time. And also, I would produce two other magazines in partnership with Arnold.

Eisner negotiated an agreement with the syndicate in which Arnold would copyright The Spirit, but, "Written down in the contract I had with 'Busy' Arnold — and this contract exists today as the basis for my copyright ownership — Arnold agreed that it was my property. They agreed that if we had a split-up in any way, the property would revert to me on that day that happened. My attorney went to 'Busy' Arnold and his family, and they all signed a release agreeing that would not pursue the question of ownership"[5] This would include the eventual backup features, "Mr. Mystic" and "Lady Luck". Mr. ... Lady Luck in close-up, by Klaus Nordling. ...

A classic Eisner cover for The Spirit, Oct. 6, 1946. Note the innovative use of title design, the mix of color and black-and-white, and the shadowing and texturing that combine for exotic noir effect. Other Spirit stories could be whimsical, gritty, folklorish, sentimental, horrific, or mystical, yet always humanistic.
A classic Eisner cover for The Spirit, Oct. 6, 1946. Note the innovative use of title design, the mix of color and black-and-white, and the shadowing and texturing that combine for exotic noir effect. Other Spirit stories could be whimsical, gritty, folklorish, sentimental, horrific, or mystical, yet always humanistic.

Selling his share of their firm to Iger, who would continue to package comics as the S. M. Iger Studio and as Phoenix Features through 1955, Eisner left to create The Spirit. "They gave me an adult audience," Eisner said in 1997, "and I wanted to write better things than superheroes. Comic books were a ghetto. I sold my part of the enterprise to my associate and then began The Spirit. They wanted an heroic character, a costumed character. They asked me if he'd have a costume. And I put a mask on him and said, 'Yes, he has a costume!'"[6] Image File history File links Spirit_-_Oct. ... Image File history File links Spirit_-_Oct. ... Noir could refer to: Noir is the French language word for black. Film noir is a genre of movie. ... For the religious or spiritual meaning of The Spirit, see Spirit. ...


The Spirit, a seven-page, urban-crimefighter series, ran with such backup features as "Mr. Mystic" and "Lady Luck" in a 16-page Sunday supplement (colloquially called "The Spirit Section") eventually distributed in 20 newspapers with a combined circulation of as many as five million copies, premiering June 2, 1940, and continuing through 1952.


Eisner's rumpled, masked hero (with his headquarters under the tombstone of his supposedly deceased true identity, Denny Colt) and his gritty, detailed view of big-city life (based on Eisner's Jewish upbringing in New York City) both reflected and influenced the noir outlook of movies and fiction in the 1940s. Noir could refer to: Noir is the French language word for black. Film noir is a genre of movie. ...


The strip is especially notable in other areas. First, it was the story of people, often the little people overlooked in the city's maelstrom. In some episodes of The Spirit, the nominal hero makes a brief, almost incidental appearance while the story focuses on a real-life drama played out in streets, dilapidated tenements, and smoke-filled back rooms. Second, along with violence and pathos, The Spirit lived on humor, both subtle and overt. He was machine-gunned, knocked silly, bruised, often amazed into near immobility and constantly confused by beautiful women. An apartment building, block of flats or tenement is a multi-unit dwelling made up of several (generally four or more) apartments (US) or flats (UK). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Look up Pathos in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up Humour in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Joel wants one up his butt. ...


Set in the Manhattan manqué of Central City, the strip featured a big-hearted supporting cast that included the gruff Irish police commissioner, Dolan; his gorgeous blond daughter, Ellen, whose waifish manner belied the occasional vicious uppercut or scathing remark she could throw; and Ebony White, an orphaned African American child who served as the Spirit's sidekick, surrogate son, and kid-appeal comic relief, whom the other characters treated with a casual, inherent respect not always seen in the pop culture of the time, but which also drew criticism for its racial caricature. Ebony White and the Spirit Ebony White is a fictional character from the comics series The Spirit, created by Will Eisner. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... Comic relief is the inclusion of a humorous character or scene or witty dialogue in an otherwise serious work, often to relieve tension. ... Popular culture, or pop culture, is the vernacular (peoples) culture that prevails in a modern society. ...


While Eisner's later graphic novels were entirely his own work, he had a studio working under his supervision on The Spirit. In particular, letterer Abe Kanegson came up with the distinctive lettering style which Eisner himself would later imitate in his book-length works, and Kanegson would often rewrite Eisner's dialogue.[7] In comic books, the letterer is the person who draws the letters in the word balloons, draws in sound effects and usually designs a books logo. ...


Eisner's most trusted assistant on The Spirit, however, was Jules Feiffer, later a renowned cartoonist, playwright and screenwriter in his own right. Eisner later said of their working methods "You should hear me and Jules Feiffer going at it in a room. 'No, you designed the splash page for this one, then you wrote the ending — I came up with the idea for the story, and you did it up to this point, then I did the next page and this sequence here and...' And I'll be swearing up and down that he wrote the ending on that one. We never agree".[7] Jules Feiffer (1958) Jules Feiffer (born January 26, 1929) is an American syndicated comic-strip cartoonist and author. ... A playwright, also known as a dramatist, is a person who writes dramatic literature or drama. ... Screenwriters, scenarists or script writers, are authors who write the screenplays from which movies and television programs are made. ...


So trusted were Eisner's assistants that Eisner allowed them to "ghost" The Spirit from the time that he was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1942 until his return to civilian life in 1945. The primary wartime artists were the uncredited Lou Fine and Jack Cole, with future Kid Colt, Outlaw artist Jack Keller drawing backgrounds. Ghost writers included Manly Wade Wellman and William Woolfolk. The wartime ghosted stories are been reprinted in DC Comics' hardcover collections The Spirit Archives Vols. 5 to 11 (2001-2003), spanning July 1942 - December 1944. The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces which has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... Louis Kenneth Fine (born 1914, New York City; died July 24, 1971) is an American comic book artist known for his work during the 1940s Golden Age of comic books, where his quality draftsmanship became a highly influential model to a generation of fellow comics artists. ... The following persons are known under this name. ... Kid Colt is the name of two fictional characters in Marvel Comics universe - a cowboy and a cowboy based super-hero. ... Jack R. Keller (born June 16, 1922, Reading, Pennsylvania, United States; died January 2, 2003, St. ... Manly Wade Wellman (May 21, 1903 - April 5, 1986) was an American writer of fiction and non-fiction. ... DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company. ...


On Eisner's return from service and resumption of his role in the studio, he created the bulk of the Spirit stories on which his reputation was solidified. The post-war years also saw him attempt to launch the comic-strip/comic-book series Baseball, John Law, Kewpies, and Nubbin the Shoeshine Boy; none succeeded, but some material was recycled into The Spirit.


American Visuals Corporation

Premiere issue of the U.S. Army publication P*S (June 1951), designed to be a "postscript" to related publications. Art by Will Eisner.
Premiere issue of the U.S. Army publication P*S (June 1951), designed to be a "postscript" to related publications. Art by Will Eisner.

During his World War II military service, Eisner had introduced the use of comics for training personnel, in the publication Army Motors, for which he created the cautionary bumbling soldier Joe Dope, who illustrated various methods of preventative maintenance of various military equipment and weapons. In 1948, while continuing to do The Spirit and seeing television and other post-war trends eat at newspapers' readership base, he formed the American Visuals Corporation in order to produce instructional materials for the government, related agencies, and businesses. One of his longest-running jobs was P*S: The Preventive Maintenance Monthly, a digest-sized magazine with comic-book elements that he started for the Army in 1951 and continued to work on until the 1970s with Mike Ploog and other artists. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (488x700, 67 KB) Summary Cover, U.S. Armys P*S: Preventive Maintenance Monthly (June 1951), cover art by Will Eisner. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (488x700, 67 KB) Summary Cover, U.S. Armys P*S: Preventive Maintenance Monthly (June 1951), cover art by Will Eisner. ... The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces which has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... The Eisneresque Topaz: Splash panel, Werewolf by Night #13 (Jan. ...


Other clients of his Connecticut-based company included RCA Records, the Baltimore Colts NFL football team, and New York Telephone. RCA Records is one of the flagship labels of Sony BMG Music Entertainment. ... There have been two unrelated American football teams called the Baltimore Colts based in Baltimore, Maryland. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... The New York Telephone Company (NYTel) was organized in 1896, taking over the New York City operations of the American Bell Telephone Company. ...


Graphic novels

In the late 1970s, Eisner turned his attention to longer storytelling forms. A Contract with God, and Other Tenement Stories (Baronet Books, Oct. 1978) is one of the first American graphic novels, combining thematically linked short stories into a single square-bound volume. Eisner continued with a string of graphic novels that tell the history of New York's immigrant communities, particularly Jews, including The Building, A Life Force, Dropsie Avenue and To the Heart of the Storm. He continued producing new books into his seventies and eighties, at an average rate of nearly one a year. Remarkably, each of these books was done twice — once as a rough version to show editor Dave Schreiner, then as a second, finished version incorporating suggested changes.[8] Cover A Contract with God is a graphic novel by Will Eisner. ... NY redirects here. ...


Some of his last work was the retelling in sequential art of novels and myths, including Moby Dick. In 2002, at the age of 85, he published Sundiata, based on the part-historical, part-mythical stories of a West African king, "The Lion of Mali". Fagin the Jew is an account to the life of Dickens's character Fagin, in which Eisner tries to get past the stereotyped portrait of Fagin in Oliver Twist. His last graphic novel, The Plot, an account of the making of the anti-semitic hoax The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, was completed shortly before his death and published in 2005. A novel (from French nouvelle Italian novella, new) is an extended, generally fictional narrative, typically in prose. ... The word mythology (from the Greek μυολογία mythología, from μυολογείν mythologein to relate myths, from μύος mythos, meaning a narrative, and λόγος logos, meaning speech or argument) literally means the (oral) retelling of myths – stories that a particular culture believes to be true and that use the supernatural to interpret natural events and... Moby-Dick[1] is an 1851 novel by Herman Melville. ... Sundiata Keita or Sunjata Keita (1190? - 1255?) is a semi-historical hero of the Mandinka people of West Africa and is celebrated in the Epic of Sundiata as founder of the Mali Empire. ...  Western Africa (UN subregion)  Maghreb[1] West Africa or Western Africa is the westernmost region of the African continent. ... Cover of Fagin the Jew by Will Eisner. ... Oliver Twist (1838) is Charles Dickens second novel. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... A hoax is an attempt to trick an audience into believing that something false is real. ... 1992 Russian language imprint, adapting Eliphas Levis portrayal of Baphomet image The Protocols of the Elders of Zion (Russian: , see also other titles) is an antisemitic pamphlet that purports to describe a Jewish plot to achieve world domination. ...


Academic work

In his later years especially, Eisner was a frequent lecturer about the craft and uses of sequential art. He taught at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, and wrote two books based on these lectures, Comics and Sequential Art and Graphic Storytelling and Visual Narrative, which are widely used by students of cartooning. In 2002, Eisner participated in the Will Eisner Symposium of the 2002 University of Florida Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels.[9] The School of Visual Arts Main Building, circa 1992. ... Comics & Sequential Art is an academic overview of the principles of sequential art (focussing on the comics form) by Will Eisner. ...


Death

Eisner died in Lauderdale Lakes, Florida, of complications from a quadruple bypass surgery performed December 22, 2004.[10][11] DC Comics held a memorial service in Manhattan's Lower East Side, a neighborhood Eisner often visited in his work, on April 7, 2005, at the Angel Orensanz Foundation on Norfolk Street.[12] Location of Lauderdale Lakes in Broward County in State of Florida Lauderdale Lakes is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. ... Coronary artery bypass surgery Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Categories: Manhattan neighborhoods | Stub ...


Eisner was survived by his wife, Ann Weingarten Eisner, and their son, John. In the introduction to the 2001 reissue of A Contract with God, Eisner revealed that the inspiration for the title story grew out of the 1969 death of his leukemia-stricken teenaged daughter, Alice, next to whom he is buried. Until then, only Eisner's closest friends had even been aware he had had a daughter. Leukemia or leukaemia (see spelling differences) is a cancer of the blood or bone marrow and is characterized by an abnormal proliferation (production by multiplication) of blood cells, usually white blood cells (leukocytes). ...


Awards and honors

Eisner has been recognized for his work with the National Cartoonist Society Comic Book Award for 1967, 1968, 1969, 1987, and 1988, as well as its Story Comic Book Award in 1979, and its highest accolade, the Reuben Award, for 1988. The National Cartoonists Society is an organization of professional cartoonists created in 1946. ... The Reuben Awards, named for Rube Goldberg, are presented each year by the National Cartoonists Society. ...


He was inducted into the Academy of Comic Book Arts Hall of Fame in 1971, and the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1987. The following year, the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards were established in his honor. The Academy of Comic Book Arts is an American professional organization of the 1970s that was designed to be the comic book industry analog of such groups as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. ... The Kirby Awards were a short lived set of awards given for achievement in comic books. ... The Eisner Award logo‎ The Will Eisner Comic Industry Award is given for creative achievement in comic books. ...


He received in 1975 the second Grand Prix de la ville d'Angoulême, the most important European comics award. The only other American author to receive this award was Robert Crumb in 1999. Every year, the Grand Prix de la ville dAngoulême is awarded during the Angoulême International Comics Festival to an author for his whole work and / or for his achievement in the evolution of comics. ... Robert Dennis Crumb, often credited simply as R. Crumb (born August 30, 1943 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a U.S. artist and illustrator recognized for the distinctive style of his drawings and his critical, satirical, subversive view of the American mainstream. ...


With Jack Kirby, Robert Crumb, Harvey Kurtzman, Gary Panter and Chris Ware, Eisner was among the artists honored in the exhibition "Masters of American Comics" at the Jewish Museum in New York City, New York, from Sept. 16, 2006 to Jan. 28, 2007. Jack Kirby (August 28, 1917 – February 6, 1994) was one of the most influential, recognizable, and prolific artists in American comic books. ... Robert Dennis Crumb, often credited simply as R. Crumb (born August 30, 1943 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a U.S. artist and illustrator recognized for the distinctive style of his drawings and his critical, satirical, subversive view of the American mainstream. ... Harvey Kurtzman (October 3, 1924 - February 21, 1993) was a U.S. cartoonist and magazine editor. ... Gary Panter (born 1950 in Oklahoma), known to many as the father of punk comics, is a fine artist and a luminary of the post-underground, new wave comics movement that began with the end of Arcade: The Comics Revue and the initiation of RAW. Overview As an early participant... The cover to the collected edition of Jimmy Corrigan by Chris Ware Franklin Christenson Ware (born December 28, 1967) is an American comic book artist and cartoonist, best-known for a series of comics called the Acme Novelty Library, and a graphic novel, Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth. ... The Jewish Museum of New York was first established in 1904, when the Jewish Theological Seminary received a gift a 26 Jewish cermonial art objects by Judge Mayer Sulzberger. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... NY redirects here. ...


Books

Trade paperback edition of A Contract with God; the concurrent 1,500-copy hardcover release did not use the term "graphic novel" on its cover.
Trade paperback edition of A Contract with God; the concurrent 1,500-copy hardcover release did not use the term "graphic novel" on its cover.
  • A Contract with God (1978, Baronet Books ISBN 0-89437-035-9; DC Comics' reissue ISBN 1-56389-674-5)
  • Will Eisner Color Treasury (1981, Kitchen Sink) (ISBN 0-87816-006-X)
  • Spirit Color Album (1981, Kitchen Sink) (ISBN 0-87816-002-7)
  • Spirit Color Album, v2 (1983, Kitchen Sink) (ISBN 0-87816-010-8)
  • Spirit Color Album, v3 (1983, Kitchen Sink) (ISBN 0-87816-011-6)
  • Life on Another Planet (1983) (ISBN 0-87816-370-0)
  • Comics and Sequential Art (1985) (ISBN 0-9614728-0-4)
  • New York: The Big City (1986) (ISBN 0-87816-020-5 softcover and ISBN 0-87816-019-1 hardcover) (reprinted in 2000, ISBN 1-56389-682-6)
  • The Dreamer (1986) (ISBN 1-56389-678-8)
  • The Building (1987) (ISBN 0-87816-024-8)
  • A Life Force (1988) (ISBN 0-87816-038-8)
  • Art of Will Eisner (1989 2nd ed, Kitchen Sink) (ISBN 0-87816-076-0)
  • Outer Space Spirit (1989 Kitchen Sink) (ISBN 0-87816-012-4)
  • To the Heart of the Storm (1991) (ISBN 1-56389-679-6)
  • The Will Eisner Reader (1991) (ISBN 0-87816-129-5)
  • Invisible People (1993) (ISBN 0-87816-208-9)
  • Dropsie Avenue (1995) (ISBN 0-87816-348-4)
  • Will Eisner Sketchbook (1995, Kitchen Sink) (ISBN 0-87816-399-9 softcover and ISBN 0-87816-400-6 hardcover)
  • Christmas Spirit (1995 Kitchen Sink) (ISBN 0-87816-309-3)
  • Spirit Casebook (1990 Kitchen Sink) (ISBN 0-87816-094-9)
  • Graphic Storytelling and Visual Narrative (1996) (ISBN 0-9614728-3-9)
  • The Princess and the Frog (1996) (ISBN 1-56163-244-9)
  • All About P'Gell: Spirit Casebook II (1998 Kitchen Sink) (ISBN 0-87816-492-8)
  • A Family Matter (1998) (ISBN 0-87816-621-1)
  • Last Day in Vietnam (2000) (ISBN 1-56971-500-9)
  • The Last Knight (2000) (ISBN 1-56163-251-1)
  • Minor Miracles (2000) (ISBN 1-56389-751-2)
Eisner's final work, The Plot: The Secret Story of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion (2005)
  • The Spirit Archives: [No Eisner work in vols. 5–11]
    • Volume 1 (2000, Fall 1940) (ISBN 1-56389-673-7)
    • Volume 2 (2000, Spring 1941) (ISBN 1-56389-675-3)
    • Volume 3 (2001, Fall 1941) (ISBN 1-56389-676-1)
    • Volume 4 (2001, Spring 1942) (ISBN 1-56389-714-8)
    • Volume 12 (2003, Spring 1946) (ISBN 1-4012-0006-0)
    • Volume 13 (2004, Fall 1946) (ISBN 1-4012-0149-0)
    • Volume 14 (2004, Spring 1947) (ISBN 1-4012-0158-X)
    • Volume 15 (2005, Fall 1947) (ISBN 1-4012-0162-8)
    • Volume 16 (2005, Spring 1948) (ISBN 1-4012-0406-6)
    • Volume 17 (2006, Fall 1948) (ISBN 1-4012-0417-1)
    • Volume 18 (2006, Spring 1949) (ISBN 1-4012-0769-3)
    • Volume 19 (2006, Fall 1949) (ISBN 1-4012-0775-8)
    • Volume 20 (2006, Spring 1950) (ISBN 1-4012-0781-2)
  • Will Eisner's Shop Talk (2001) (ISBN 1-56971-536-X)
  • Fagin the Jew (2003) (ISBN 0-385-51009-8)
  • Hawks of the Seas (2003) (ISBN 1-56971-427-4)
  • The Name of the Game (2003) (ISBN 1-56389-869-1)
  • The Plot: The Secret Story of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion (2005) (ISBN 0-393-06045-4)
  • The Contract With God Trilogy: Life on Dropsie Avenue (2005) (ISBN 0-393-06105-1) (anthology collecting A Contract With God, A Life Force and Dropsie Avenue)
  • New York: Life In the Big City (2006) (ISBN 0-393-06106-X) (anthology collecting New York: the Big City, The Building, City People Notebook and Invisible People)

Image File history File links Contractwithgod. ... Image File history File links Contractwithgod. ... In comics, a trade paperback (TPB) specifically refers to the periodic collections, published in book format, of stories published in comic books, usually capturing one story arc in the series. ... Cover A Contract with God is a graphic novel by Will Eisner, its full title being A Contract with God: and Other Tenement Stories. ... Kitchen Sink Press was a comic book publisher in from the late 1960s until the late 1990s when it went out of business. ... The Dreamer is a 1986 semi-autobiographical graphic novel by Will Eisner about his early years as a comic book artist in the 1930s, with a particular focus on his years as part of Eisner & Iger studios. ... Image File history File links The_Plot_by_Will_Eisner. ... Image File history File links The_Plot_by_Will_Eisner. ...

Footnotes

  1. ^ Lovece, Frank. "Cons: New York 1974!", The Journal Summer Special, 1974 (fanzine published by Paul Kowtiuk, Maple Leaf Publications; editorial office then at Box 1286, Essex, Ontario, Canada N0R 1E0). 
  2. ^ Mercer, Marilyn, "The Only Real Middle-Class Crimefighter", New York (Sunday supplement, New York Herald Tribune), Jan. 9, 1966; reprinted Alter Ego #48, May 2005
  3. ^ Heintjes, Tom, The Spirit: The Origin Years #3 (Kitchen Sink Press, Sept. 1992)
  4. ^ "Art & Commerce: An Oral Reminiscence by Will Eisner". Panels #1 (Summer 1979), pp. 5-21, quoted in Comicartville: "Rare Eisner" by Ken Quattro
  5. ^ a b Will Eisner interview, Alter Ego #48 (May 2005), p. 10
  6. ^ Will Eisner interview, Jack Kirby Collector #16 (June 1997)
  7. ^ a b Sim, Dave, "My Dinner With Will & Other Stories", Following Cerebus #4 (May 2005)
  8. ^ Sim, Dave, "Advice & Consent: The Editing of Graphic Novels" (panel discussion with Eisner and Chester Brown) and Frank Miller interview, both Following Cerebus #5 (August 2005).
  9. ^ Transcript, Eisner's keynote address at the 2002 University of Florida Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels' Will Eisner Symposium
  10. ^ Gemstone Publishing: Industry News (Jan. 7, 2005): "In Memoriam: Will Eisner"
  11. ^ Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America: SF&F Publishing News (Jan. 4, 2005): "Will Eisner (1917-2005)"
  12. ^ Gemstone Publishing: Industry News (March 18, 2005): "DC Comics Celebrates Will Eisner"

Frank Lovece is an American journalist, author, comedy performer and comic-book writer. ... The New York Herald Tribune was a newspaper created in 1924 when the New York Tribune acquired the New York Herald. ... David Victor Sim (born May 17, 1956 in Hamilton, Ontario) is a Canadian comic book writer and artist, best known as the creator of the 6,000 page graphic novel Cerebus the Aardvark. ... Chester Brown (born May 16, 1960) is a Canadian independent cartoonist. ...

References

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