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January 05, 2005

RIP, Will Eisner

Comic book pioneer Will Eisner died yesterday at the age of 87. His best known comic book character is The Spirit. During the Second World War, Eisner drew comics and illustrated materials for the US Army, including the strip Joe Dope (Scroll down to see the Dope pictures.)

Eisner's obituary appears in today's NYT. [permalink]

Michael Chabon tells Dave Weich of Powell's Books that Eisner's life and work helped inspire the character Joe Kavalier in the Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay.

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What kind of medicine is involved in subjecting an 87 year-old to quadruple bypass surgery?

What kind of medicine is involved in subjecting an 87 year-old to quadruple bypass surgery?

Go Willy! Thank you for giving eisner a write up. Comic and comic books are one of the greatest mediums for philosophical and political discourse and eisners contribution to the medium is unparalelled. He definately deserved a mention on a page like this. For some wicked stories involving the graphic novel format and american politics thatare indebted to Eisners style, definately check out the eisner award winning

"100 Bullets" by vertigo comics
also worthy of note

"Transmetropolitan"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transmetropolitan

"Captain America - The new Deal"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_America

"V for Vendetta"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V_for_Vendetta

wicked blog keep it up

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