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Will Eisner Companion The Pioneering Spirit of the Father of the Graphic Novel

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ISBN-10: 1401204236

ISBN-13: 9781401204235

Edition: 2004 (Revised)

Authors: N. C. Christopher Couch, Stephen Weiner, Will Eisner

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Will Eisners career spanned the entire history of comic booksfrom his formative days in the 1930s through the 1940s, when he revolutionized narrative sequential art with his internationally famed series THE SPIRIT, to the 1970s, when he created the contemporary graphic novel form with A Contract With God. THE WILL EISNER COMPANION is the first comprehensive overview of his work. Divided into two sectionshis Spirit work and his graphic novelsthis authorized companion features all-new critical and historical essays by noted comic book historians Chris Couch and Stephen Weiner, as well as alphabetical listings relating to all aspects and characters in his oeuvre. Also includes a chronology, a…    
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Book details

List price: $12.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: DC Comics
Publication date: 2/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Will Eisner was born March 6, 1917 in Brooklyn, NY. As a child he worked for printers and sold newspapers. He attended De Witt Clinton High School in the Bronx, where his artwork first appeared in the school newspaper. His first job was at the New York American, but he lost that and found a job with WOW What a Magazine! in 1936. He created two features for the magazine, Harry Karry and The Flame. After the magazine went under, for a short time, he freelanced and drew stories for Comic Magazines before he and friend Jerry Iger formed a the Eisner-Iger studio. The two went their separate ways when Eisner joined the Quality Comics Group to produce a syndicated 16-page newspaper supplement. It…