Will Eisner

Will Eisner

A Dreamer's Life in Comics

Book - 2010
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Baker & Taylor
Depicts the artist's career over eight decades, from the dawn of comics' Golden Age in the late 1930s to the early 21st century when Pulitzers began being awarded to graphic novels, and features interviews with his family, friends and colleagues

McMillan Palgrave
In Will Eisner: A Dreamer's Life in Comics, Michael Schumacher delves beneath Eisner's public persona to draw connections between his life and his art. Eisner's career spanned a remarkable eight decades, from his scrappy survival at the dawn of comics' Golden Age in the late 1930s to the beginning of the twenty-first century, when Pulitzers began going to graphic novels (a term Eisner is widely credited with creating). Schumacher's extensive research and interviews with Eisner's family, friends, and colleagues, as well as other comics creators who have built upon his work, create a detailed portrait of Eisner the man and Eisner the artist.


Blackwell Publishing
Will Eisner is a comics legend. Creator of the seminal Golden Age character the Spirit, he went on to revolutionize the comics world with the publication of his graphic novel A Contract with God, and his workùboth as a creator and as an advocate for the mediumùaffects every comics creator working today. Namesake of the industry's Eisner Awards, the man was an indefatigable believer in the power and beauty of what he called "sequential art:' and as the grand old mensch of comics, he tirelessly promoted the form.

In Will Eisner: A Dreamer's Life in Comics, Michael Schumacher delves beneath Eisner's public persona to draw connections between his life and his art. Schumacher details Eisner's early life and the entirety of his career, which spanned a remarkable eight decades. From his scrappy beginnings at the dawn of comics' Golden Age in the late 1930's to the beginning of the twenty-first century, when Pulitzers began going to graphic novels (a term Eisner is widely credited with creating), Eisner's story is the story of American comics. Schumacher's extensive researchùaugmented with over sixty drawings and photographs, some never before publishedùand in-depth interviews with Eisner's family, friends, colleagues, and other comics creators who have built upon his work create a detailed portrait of Eisner the man, Eisner the artist, and the medium he loved so much.

Baker
& Taylor

Depicts the artist's career over eight decades, from the dawn of comics' Golden Age in the late 1930s to the early 21st century when Pulitzers began being awarded to graphic novels, featuring interviews with his family, friends, and colleagues
In Will Eisner: A Dreamer's Life in Comics, Michael Schumacher delves beneath Eisner's public persona to draw connections between his life and his art. Eisner's career spanned a remarkable eight decades, from his scrappy survival at the dawn of comics' Golden Age in the late 1930s to the beginning of the twenty-first century, when Pulitzers began going to graphic novels (a term Eisner is widely credited with creating). Schumacher's extensive research and interviews with Eisner's family, friends, and colleagues, as well as other comics creators who have built upon his work, create a detailed portrait of Eisner the man and Eisner the artist. -- Product Description.

Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2010
ISBN: 9781608190133
1608190137
Branch Call Number: B EISNER
Characteristics: 359 p

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