Saturday, February 26, 2011

Will Eisner’s New York: From The Spirit to the Modern Graphic Novel

Will Eisner’s New York: From The Spirit to the Modern Graphic Novel
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Will Eisner (1917-2005) in a new exhibition at the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA) in New York. Opening Tuesday, March 1, "Will Eisner’s New York: From the Spirit to the Modern Graphic Novel" will showcase work inspired by and featuring the legendary artist's hometown. From his trailblazing comic superhero, The Spirit, to his autobiographical novels, Eisner portrayed New York as only a native of the city could know it, according to curators Denis Kitchen and Danny Fingeroth. Adding context to original comic art and paintings by Eisner will be works by creators who were influenced by him, including Art Spiegelman and Harvey Kurtzman.from the Liquid Treat newsletter

I just happened to be reading Will Eisner  Comics And Sequential Art when the news showed up in my inbox. It's one of the best books on telling stories through images that I've ever read. It's a shame I won't get to New York for the exhibit.

Al Ingram‘’
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