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Will Eisner

Champion of the Graphic Novel

by Paul Levitz Author · Brad Meltzer Other

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Will Eisner (1917–2005) is universally considered the master of comics storytelling, best known for The Spirit, his iconic newspaper comic strip, and A Contract With God, the first significant graphic novel. This seminal work from 1978 ushered in a new era of personal stories in comics form that touched every adult topic from mortality to religion and sexuality, forever changing the way writers and artists approached comics storytelling. Noted historian Paul Levitz celebrates Eisner by showcasing his most famous work along­side unpublished and rare materials from the family archives. Also included are original interviews with creators such as Jules Feiffer, Art Spiegelman, Scott McCloud, Jeff Smith, Denis Kitchen, and Neil Gaiman—all of whom knew Eisner and were inspired by his work to create their own graphic novels for a new generation of readers.

NOTE: The cover is a high-quality photographic reproduction of Eisner's original art. The design intentionally reveals tape and other stray markings that are part of the artist's process and reflect the age of the artifact that was photographed.

Publication Details

Publisher:
ABRAMS
Imprint:
Abrams ComicArts
Publication Date:
2015

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Paul Levitz (Author)

Paul Levitz, former president and publisher of DC Comics, is a four-time New York Times bestselling writer and the author of the Eisner Award–winning 75 Years of DC Comics: The Art of Modern Mythmaking.

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