Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Media Milestone: Eisner Dead At 87 

Sad news today: comic legend Will Eisner died last night due to complications from heart surgery. He was 87, and had been publishing comics since 1936. Moment of silence follows:

Through sharp shadows of pen and ink and a vast array of finely etched characters, Eisner, whose revolutionary 1978 A Contract With God and Other Tenement Stories is generally acknowledged as the first true modern graphic novel, was a seminal player in bringing the realization of comics as a serious medium to the world of publishers and readers alike. And Eisner was still working; his final graphic novel, The Plot, is due to be released later this year.

posted by boyhowdy | 3:42 PM |

And don't forget The Spirit, the classic pulp-crime comic that ran in newspapers all over.
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