Sunday, May 7, 2017

Will Eisner: The Centennial Celebration (1917-2017)

"Will Eisner:  The Centennial Celebration (1917-2017)" at the Society of Illustrators surpasses all expectations. To see this much original Eisner art is a rare treat indeed. Photographs can hardly capture all there is to see. Fortunately, there is an excellent catalogue of the show. The exhibition runs through June 3.

Spirit Magazine #20 cover art, 1979

The Spirit Portfolio:  "The Chase," 1977

Portrait of Will Eisner by The Spirit, c. 1985

Comics Buyer's Guide:  "The Spirit and Hippie Comics Dealers," cover, 1974

Snarf #3:  "The Spirit Meets the Underground," cover, 1972

The Spirit:  "John Lindsay's Mayoral Race," first of five pages, New York Herald Tribune magazine,  January 9, 1968

The Spirit:  "Teacher's Pet," page 1
September 10, 1950

A Contract with God and Other Tenement Stories:  "A Contract with God," two pages, 1978

A Contract with God and Other Tenement Stories:  "The Super," ten-page excerpt, 1978

Portrait of a Nude Woman, 1936

Smash Comics #6:  "Espionage," page 4, 1939

Smash Comics #8:  "Espionage," page 3, 1940


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