Sunday, March 6, 2011

Will Eisner would have been 94 today

Will Eisner accomplished much in his lifetime. He meshed cinematic techniques with comic books in The Spirit, was a partner in a studio that provided content and characters during the early years of the comic book industry, played a role in training comic creators like Jack Kirby, served his country during World War II, popularized the term graphic novel with his book A Contract with God, and wrote a seminal book on creating comics entitled Comics and Sequential Art.

His work and name are commemorated with the Eisner Awards, one of the major industry awards for comics and comics creators, as well as the Google logo above.

Eisner, of course, was inducted in the inaugural class of the Eisner Award Hall of Fame in 1987.

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