Will Eisner


Born
in Brooklyn, New York, USA, The United States
March 06, 1917

Died
January 03, 2005

Website

Genre


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 A
...more

Average rating: 4.03 · 41,359 ratings · 2,873 reviews · 289 distinct worksSimilar authors
A Contract With God and Oth...

4.07 avg rating — 10,829 ratings — published 1978 — 9 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Comics and Sequential Art

4.10 avg rating — 5,751 ratings — published 1985 — 18 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Contract With God Trilo...

4.25 avg rating — 3,482 ratings — published 2005 — 10 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Graphic Storytelling and Vi...

4.08 avg rating — 2,124 ratings — published 1996 — 13 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Will Eisner's New York: Lif...

by
4.38 avg rating — 1,560 ratings — published 2006 — 8 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Plot: The Secret Story ...

by
3.76 avg rating — 1,546 ratings — published 2005 — 17 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Dropsie Avenue: The Neighbo...

4.20 avg rating — 922 ratings — published 1995 — 17 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Best of the Spirit

by
3.92 avg rating — 835 ratings — published 2005 — 9 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
To the Heart of the Storm

4.12 avg rating — 974 ratings — published 1991 — 17 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
A Life Force

4.12 avg rating — 904 ratings — published 1987 — 15 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Will Eisner…
A Contract With God and Oth... A Life Force Dropsie Avenue: The Neighbo...
(3 books)
by
4.12 avg rating — 16,137 ratings

Comics and Sequential Art Graphic Storytelling and Vi... Expressive Anatomy for Comi...
(3 books)
by
4.10 avg rating — 8,089 ratings

Sundiata: A Legend of Africa The Last Knight: An Introdu... The Princess and the Frog
(4 books)
by
3.55 avg rating — 4,728 ratings

New York: The Big City The Building City People Notebook Invisible People
(4 books)
by
4.22 avg rating — 3,231 ratings

The Spirit Archives, Vol. 1 The Spirit Archives, Vol. 2 The Spirit Archives, Vol. 3 The Spirit Archives, Vol. 4 The Spirit Archives, Vol. 5 The Spirit Archives, Vol. 6 The Spirit Archives, Vol. 7
(26 books)
by
4.20 avg rating — 1,464 ratings

More series by Will Eisner…
“Comics deal with two fundamental communicating devices: words and images. Admittedly this is an arbitrary separation. But, since in the modern world of communication they are treated as independent disciplines, it seems valid. Actually, the are derivatives of a single origin and in the skillful employment of words and images lies the expressive potential of the medium.”
Will Eisner, Comics and Sequential Art

“We have this history of impossible solutions to insoluble problems.”
Will Eisner

“Thus, sped by currents of curiosity afloat the swift river of rumor do secrets sail to strange ports.”
Will Eisner, Comics and Sequential Art

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Goodreads Indonesia: Forum Buku Yang Dibaca Bulan Februari 2010 73 162 Mar 07, 2010 11:45AM  
Challenge: 50 Books: Candiss Reads 50 in 2010 - Completed and beyond! 76 208 Dec 13, 2010 04:55AM  
Pick-a-Shelf: 2011-09 - Graphic Novels - Post September Reviews Here 93 59 Oct 15, 2011 03:52AM  
Book Buying Addic...: September 2011 Purchases 96 122 Oct 20, 2011 07:04PM  
Challenge: 50 Books: Amanda's 50+ books for 2011... 107 180 Jan 01, 2012 03:58AM  
Graphic Novel Rea...: Suggest Titles for a Public Library 13 65 Sep 09, 2012 12:12PM  
History Buffs United: Historiography: What do you know? 15 34 Jan 20, 2013 07:46AM  
Classics Without ...: Graphic Novels 25 186 Feb 01, 2013 05:18PM