Life, in Pictures

Life, in Pictures

Autobiographical Stories

Graphic Novel - 2007
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WW Norton
In what will be the closest thing Eisner fans will see to an autobiography, the great master and pioneer of American graphic arts presents the most intimate and personal perspective yet on his life as a writer, a professional, and an artist. “The Dreamer” and “To the Heart of the Storm” describe Eisner’s gritty early life and career, while “The Name of the Game” chronicles a personal history of his wife’s family. Finally, two shorter pieces illuminate the bookends of a legendary career: “The Day I Became a Professional” —which will appeal to any hopeful young artist—describes Eisner’s first rejection from a potential publisher, and “A Sunset in Sunshine City” provides a poignant portrait of Eisner in old age. The book features famous characters from the world of comics (under pseudonyms, of course) and other historical figures and family members, all drawn with Eisner’s characteristic mastery and technique.
An intimate self-portrait of the American icon Will Eisner, and a chronicle of the career that launched a new art form.

Baker & Taylor
A visual self-assessment by the creator of A Contract With God and The Plot evaluates his life as a writer, a professional, and an artist, in a collection of autobiographical tales that includes "The Dreamer," "To the Heart of the Storm," and "The Name of the Game." 15,000 first printing.

Norton Pub
In what will be the closest thing Eisner fans will see to an autobiography, the great master and pioneer of American graphic arts presents the most intimate and personal perspective yet on his life as a writer, a professional, and an artist. “The Dreamer” and “To the Heart of the Storm” describe Eisner’s gritty early life and career, while “The Name of the Game” chronicles a personal history of his wife’s family. Finally, two shorter pieces illuminate the bookends of a legendary career: “The Day I Became a Professional” —which will appeal to any hopeful young artist—describes Eisner’s first rejection from a potential publisher, and “A Sunset in Sunshine City” provides a poignant portrait of Eisner in old age. The book features famous characters from the world of comics (under pseudonyms, of course) and other historical figures and family members, all drawn with Eisner’s characteristic mastery and technique.
An intimate self-portrait of the American icon Will Eisner, and a chronicle of the career that launched a new art form.

Book News
This book brings together the seven graphic novels and short stories of prolific artist Will Eisner (creator of The Spirit) that were most influenced by his own life. Included are A Sunset in Sunshine City which reflects the artist's ambivalence over retiring to Florida, and the graphic novels To the Heart of the Storm and The Name of the Game, which together explore Jewish American history since the 18th century. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Baker
& Taylor

A visual self-assessment by the creator of "A Contract With God" and "The Plot" evaluates his life as a writer, a professional, and an artist, in a collection of autobiographical tales that includes "The Dreamer," "To the Heart of the Storm," and "The Name of the Game."

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, c2007
ISBN: 9780393061079
0393061078
Branch Call Number: GN LIFE
Characteristics: 493 p

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