Life, in Pictures: Autobiographical Stories

Life, in Pictures: Autobiographical Stories

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Overview

An intimate self-portrait of the American icon Will Eisner, and a chronicle of the career that launched a new art form.


In what will be the closest thing Eisner fans will see to an autobiography, the great master and pioneer of American graphic arts presents the most intimate and personal perspective yet on his life as a writer, a professional, and an artist. “The Dreamer” and “To the Heart of the Storm” describe Eisner’s gritty early life and career, while “The Name of the Game” chronicles a personal history of his wife’s family. Finally, two shorter pieces illuminate the bookends of a legendary career: “The Day I Became a Professional” —which will appeal to any hopeful young artist—describes Eisner’s first rejection from a potential publisher, and “A Sunset in Sunshine City” provides a poignant portrait of Eisner in old age. The book features famous characters from the world of comics (under pseudonyms, of course) and other historical figures and family members, all drawn with Eisner’s characteristic mastery and technique.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393061079
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 10/08/2007
Pages: 496
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 10.30(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Born in New York City, Will Eisner (1917–2005) was the author of the legendary comic strip The Spirit, as well as fifteen graphic novels and three influential instructional textbooks. The comic industry’s top awards, the Eisner Awards, are named in his honor.

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