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Arts Comics Creators E Eisner, Will
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One of the most influential American cartoonists to emerge in the World War II era, Eisner (b. 1917) initially made a splash with his detective/adventure strip The Spirit in 1941. Created for the Sunday supplements, The Spirit stretched the boundaries of its genre through inventive graphic design and digressive storytelling.

In 1978, after a long absence from comics, Eisner returned with a much different work, A Contract with God, a long realistic story for which he coined the term "graphic novel." This and many of his subsequent books focused on the lives of immigrants in his native New York City.

Eisner has also taught comics, and his book Comics and Sequential Art was the first substantial theoretical study of the medium.
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Official site, with author information, bibliography, and sketches from upcoming projects.
Author information page includes analysis of his importance to the field, and sample images.
Listserver for discussion of the artist's works.
Interview by Jon B. Cooke, on The Spirit and Eisner's professional relationship with publisher Jim Warren. (February 01, 1999)
Interview on Eisner's working relationship with Kirby, who worked in the studio that Eisner co-founded in the 1940s. (January 25, 1997)
Official site, with author information, bibliography, and sketches from upcoming projects.
Listserver for discussion of the artist's works.
Author information page includes analysis of his importance to the field, and sample images.
Interview by Jon B. Cooke, on The Spirit and Eisner's professional relationship with publisher Jim Warren. (February 01, 1999)
Interview on Eisner's working relationship with Kirby, who worked in the studio that Eisner co-founded in the 1940s. (January 25, 1997)

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