Levitz, Paul. Will Eisner: Champion of the graphic novel. New York: Abrams, 2015.
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Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 1-4197-1498-8
BibTeX citation key: Levitz2015
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Keywords: "A Contract with God", "The Spirit", Biography, Eisner. Will, Format, USA
Publisher: Abrams (New York)
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 Noted historian Paul Levitz celebrates Eisner by showcasing his most famous work alongside unpublished and rare materials from the family archives.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.
Table of Contents (comments in brackets by the author, but not in ToC)
Brad Meltzer: Introduction (8)
1. Overture [youth through Eisner & Iger] (12)
Appendix. Will Eisner and the Graphic Novel: The 2013 SDCC Panel [with Gaiman, Smith, McCloud, Kitchen and myself] (206)
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