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Will Eisner: Profession: cartoonist. 1999. 
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Resource type: Film
Language: en: English
BibTeX citation key: FurtadodeOliveira1999
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Categories: General
Keywords: "The Spirit", Documentary film, DVD, Eisner. Will, USA
Creators: Furtado de Oliveira, Serran
Views: 21/860
A Brazilian from Rio de Janeiro, Furtado (born in 1963) first met Eisner and other major artists of comic world in 1991, when she worked as the head of International Guest Relations of the first Rio’s International Comic Biannual Convention. At the time she worked as a writer and artist, drawing her own comics, and as a fan wanted to work as close as possible to the artists she admired. First released in Brazil in 1999, Will Eisner: Profession Cartoonist was a tremendous succes with airings in France, Portugal, Spain, Belgium, Poland, and many other countries, but ironically has never been shown in the United States until now. In 2004 Marisa started to work with Eisner for a new version of the documentary, translating the ballons and dubbing the narration. This new version was shown in America at the San Diego Comic Con. Sadly, Eisner died that year before watching the finished product. Now for the first time, this English version is available for American audiences, distributed by Image Entertainment.

Synopsis: This award-winning, three-part documentary explores the remarkable and lengthy career of Will Eisner, a pioneering cartoonist whose work continues to impact popular culture.
Part 1: Spirit: All about Eisner's most famous character, The Spirit, who debuted in 1940 and has been continuously published around the world.
Part 2: The Dream: Eisner's dream of being recognized as an artist through his media is revealed, including how his meetings with underground cartoonists in 1978 led him to produce his first graphic novel which revolutionized the field.
Part 3: Master Class: Eisner demonstrates at his drawing board the techniques related to his books, The Art of Storytelling and Comics and Sequential Art.

Features interviews with Art Spiegelman, Bill Sinkiewicz, Denis Kitchen, Jerry Robinson and Ann Eisner, plus Brazilian cartoonists (Angeli, Guazzelli, Lailson, Mauricio de Souza, Ota, Ziraldo) and French and Belgian artists Jano and Francois Shuiten.

Special Features:
• A Clip
• Carmela and the Naked Lady
• The Loving Laugh
• A Magic Touch
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