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Will Eisner

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

Awards

Books by Will Eisner

  1. Book CoverThe Building


    An extraordinary and classic graphic novel celebrating the Big Apple, from the master of American comics art.More

  2. Book CoverCity People Notebook


    One of four extraordinary graphic novels celebrating the Big Apple, from the master of American comics art.More

  3. Book CoverComics and Sequential Art: Principles and Practices from the Legendary Cartoonist


    "Comics and Sequential Art is a masterwork, the distillation of Will Eisner's genius to a clear and potent elixir."—Michael Chabon, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay.More

  4. Book CoverA Contract with God


    The first graphic novel—a mesmerizing fictional chronicle of a universal American experience.More

  5. Book CoverThe Contract with God Trilogy: Life on Dropsie Avenue


    Published quietly in 1978, Will Eisner's revolutionary literary work A Contract With God marked the invention of the modern graphic novel, took on a life of its own, and inspired a generation of "sequential artists."More

  6. Book CoverA Contract with God: And Other Tenement Stories


    A gorgeous, collectible hardcover edition of Will Eisner’s pioneering graphic novel to celebrate the author’s 100th birthday.More

  7. Book CoverThe Dreamer


    An extraordinary autobiography story from a legend in American comics.More

  8. Book CoverDropsie Avenue


    “Eisner was not only ahead of his times; the present times are still catching up to him.”—John UpdikeMore

  9. Book CoverExpressive Anatomy for Comics and Narrative: Principles and Practices from the Legendary Cartoonist


    The final volume of Will Eisner’s celebrated instructional trilogy explores the critical principle of body grammar in comics storytelling.More

  10. Book CoverA Family Matter


    This powerful graphic novel confirms Will Eisner as a master of the genre.More

  11. Book CoverGraphic Storytelling and Visual Narrative


    "There isn't a comics artists alive who hasn't benefited from Will Eisner's masterful work and formidable wisdom."—Scott McCloud, author of Understanding ComicsMore

  12. Book CoverInvisible People


    One of four extraordinary graphic novels celebrating the Big Apple, from the master of American comics art.More

  13. Book CoverA Life Force


    “Eisner was not only ahead of his times; the present times are still catching up to him.”—John UpdikeMore

  14. Book CoverLife on Another Planet


    This powerful graphic novel confirms Will Eisner as a master of the genre.More

  15. Book CoverLife, in Pictures: Autobiographical Stories


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

  16. Book CoverMinor Miracles


    This powerful graphic novel confirms Will Eisner as a master of the genre.More

  17. Book CoverThe Name of the Game


    Four extraordinary autobiographical stories from a legend in American comics.More

  18. Book CoverNew York: The Big City


    One of four extraordinary graphic novels celebrating the Big Apple, from the master of American comics art.More

  19. Book CoverThe Plot: The Secret Story of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion


    A work more disturbing than fiction from "the father of graphic novels" (New York Times). "The ultimate illustration of how absurdly comical and cancerous The Protocols has been to mankind."—Thane Rosenbaum, Los Angeles Times Book ReviewMore

  20. Book CoverTo the Heart of the Storm


    An extraordinary autobiography story from a legend in American comics.More

  21. Book CoverWill Eisner Reader


    Four extraordinary autobiographical stories from a legend in American comics.More

  22. Book CoverWill Eisner's New York: Life in the Big City


    "An American storyteller, like Ray Bradbury, like O. Henry."—Neil GaimanMore