Comic Book Artist: Will Eisner
Thu, 08/23/2012 - 00:26
I think it's quite undeniable the importance of Will Eisner to comic books, it's no wonder that he possesses an comic award in his name, the Eisners. During his life, Will was not only a great penciler and storyteller creating great comics as The Spirit, but also a entrepeneur developing the genre of graphic novel into new form of literature.
You can see more of this genius at his Official Website.
WILL EISNER was born William Erwin Eisner on March 6, 1917 in Brooklyn, New York. By the time of his death on January 3, 2005, following complications from open heart surgery, Eisner was recognized internationally as one of the giants in the field of sequential art, a term he coined.
In a career that spanned nearly seventy years and eight decades — from the dawn of the comic book to the advent of digital comics — he truly was the 'Orson Welles of comics' and the 'father of the Graphic Novel'. He broke new ground in the development of visual narrative and the language of comics and was the creator of The Spirit, John Law, Lady Luck, Mr. Mystic, Uncle Sam, Blackhawk, Sheena and countless others (Will's Website).