Tag Archives: Will Eisner

Eisner Week 2016

Welcome to Eisner Week! Will Eisner Week is an annual event to celebrate graphic novels, comics literacy, and free speech and to honor the legacy of Will Eisner who popularized the term “graphic novel.” Every year, Eisner Week starts in … Continue reading

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Will Eisner Week Day 5 – Eisner’s Studio and Assistants

In addition to his work on The Spirit and his graphic novels, Will Eisner was notable for playing a role in the careers of a number of great cartoonists. Early in his career, Eisner formed one of the first “comic book … Continue reading

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Eisner Week Day 4 – The Spirit Turns 75

Although a few months early, this year’s Will Eisner Week is the perfect time to celebrate The Spirit’s 75th birthday (with a badly photoshopped cake)! The Spirit, Eisner’s masked crimefighting detective, first appeared in newspapers on June 2nd, 1940. Eisner … Continue reading

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Will Eisner Week Day 3 – New York

Today I took the opportunity to crack open an Eisner collection that i wasn’t familiar with and it happened to be this book, WILL EISNER’S NEW YORK: THE BIG CITY.  I had no idea what to expect and was delighted … Continue reading

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Will Eisner Week – The Spirit Artist’s Edition

In honor of Will Eisner Week we here at the Schulz library have set up a sweet display of Eisner’s works by the front desk.  Probably the neatest thing in this display is WILL EISNER’S THE SPIRIT: ARTIST’S EDITION that … Continue reading

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Will Eisner Week – Events at CCS and The Schulz Library!

Will Eisner (1917-2005) was America’s most influential comic artist, an artist who changed comic books, created comic strips, and is recognized as the “Father of the Graphic Novel.” Every year, The Center for Cartoon Studies and Schulz Library celebrates Will … Continue reading

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Recent Acquisitions, Part 1

My interest in building up an archive of original artwork for CCS was primarily pedagogical. By looking at originals a cartoonist can better understand how an artist drew a page. What tools were used? Did they rule out guidelines for … Continue reading

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iPad, SonyReader, and AmazonKindle in the Schulz Library!

Thanks to a generous donation from The Will and Ann Eisner Foundation Technology Initiative, a brand new iPad, SonyReader, and Kindle have joined our collection over at the Schulz Library! Just one of the many steps that we’re taking over … Continue reading

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