Looking for something fun, free, and nerdy to do with your Saturday? Dust off your sketchbook & register for free tickets to Dare2Draw’s celebration of Kirby and Eisner at the Art Students League.
Every year I go to HeroesCon in Charlotte, the show that is easily the best for comics culture in the entire Southeast, maybe even on the East Coast in total. Nothing really comes close around my neck of the woods. And the biggest highlight from that show every year? Well, that has to be the […]
As part of Will Eisner Week, celebrating the life and career of the visionary comic creator, 100 Years of Genius: The Life and Legacy of Will Eisner, a conversation between frequent comic creators Frank Miller and Klaus Janson was held this week at the SVA Theater. Known for their past critically acclaimed and celebrated […]
by Alex Dueben Ray Bilingsley started freelancing professionally when he was twelve years old. A graduate of the School of Visual Arts, where he studied under Will Eisner, Billingsley became the youngest syndicated cartoonist in the country when his first strip “Lookin’ Fine” was launched. Since 1988, he’s been writing and drawing “Curtis,” which is […]
As is tradition, this year’s Eisner Award judges have selected four cartoonists for entry into the Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame. They are: Milt Gross (early newspaper cartoonist known for such strips as Count Screwloose of Tooloose, Nize Baby, andThat’s My Pop!), H. G. Peter (original Wonder Woman artist), Antonio Prohias (creator of MAD’s “Spy […]
Francesco Fracavilla is taking over writing and art duties for a new Spirit five issue series from Dynamite.
The Society of Illustrators is presenting the 2016 WILL EISNER SCHOLAR, an honor that comes with a $5000 grant. The scholarship is open to juniors with the money to be used for their senior year of art education. Potential scholars can only be nominated by Department Chairs or Administrators for Undergraduate Programs. The program is […]
Well speak of the devil, here’s a new Kickstarter from the Locust Moon folks that plans to reprint some long lost early work by Will Eisner. The story of how it came to light is one of the craziest things I’ve ever heard: A collector outside Philly discovered 104 zinc plates engraved with work that […]
Will Eisner: Champion of the Graphic Novel is a new book by former DC publisher Paul Levitz that looks at Eisner’s historical contribution to comics. And New York magazine has just excerpted the chapter in which Levitz discusses how and why Eisner is credited with being the midwife of the graphic novel form. Of course […]
Today, Dynamite announced that they’ve acquired the rights to Will Eisner’s Sheena, Queen of the Jungle and plan to team her up with her historical inspiration Tarzan for a jungle crossover that would make Phil Colins quiver. Check out the full press release below: Dynamite Entertainment is proud to announce their agreement with rights holders Galaxy Publishing […]