Will Eisner

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Will Eisner


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

Died
January 03, 2005

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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
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A Contract With God and Oth...

4.08 avg rating — 8,539 ratings — published 1978 — 18 editions
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Comics and Sequential Art

4.10 avg rating — 4,877 ratings — published 1985 — 14 editions
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The Contract With God Trilo...

4.23 avg rating — 3,033 ratings — published 2005 — 8 editions
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Graphic Storytelling and Vi...

4.09 avg rating — 1,859 ratings — published 1996 — 12 editions
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Will Eisner's New York: Lif...

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The Plot: The Secret Story ...

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The Best of the Spirit

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Dropsie Avenue: The Neighbo...

4.19 avg rating — 799 ratings — published 1995 — 15 editions
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To the Heart of the Storm

4.08 avg rating — 833 ratings — published 1991 — 17 editions
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A Life Force

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“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.”
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“We have this history of impossible solutions to insoluble problems.”
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“Thus, sped by currents of curiosity afloat the swift river of rumor do secrets sail to strange ports.”
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