To: Will Eisner, with love
Whew. What can I say. Just this past Wednesday, we received the latest issue of COMIC BOOK ARTIST (#6, $14.95). It is a loving tribute to one of the true greats of the comic field - Will Eisner. Known initially for his work on The Spirit in newspaper comics sections, Eisner is perhaps the most influential comic book artist ever. His style and techniques were groundbreaking, his storytelling was pioneering... most artists list him as a main influence. This 252-page magazine is a compendium of "Artwork - Testimonials - Pin-Ups - Portraits - Interviews - Illustrations - Photo Galleries - Essays - Comic Stories & Strips - Unseen Eisner Art - Full-Color Sections and Rarely-Seen Spirit Stories". It's an incredible package and a loving tribute from over 230 artists and writers from around the world.
The next time you see "eisnerspritz", think of Will. And thank him.