Will Eisner Sketchbook

Will Eisner Sketchbook (Dark Horse, 2004)
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For most of the 20th century, the work of cartoonist and graphic novelist Will Eisner defined the art of comic book storytelling in the U.S. and throughout the world. This hardcover collection of Eisner's gorgeous pencil sketches and groundbreaking designs is a must-have for pop-culture enthusiasts and fans of comic books.

Culled from many decades' worth of work, the Sketchbook presents the world as seen through Will Eisner's eyes, with introductory notes for each of the eleven different sections. From his observations of his friends and loved ones hustling through their busy daily lives to witnessing those quiet moments when no one is supposed to be watching, Eisner's keen perception and steadfast hand capture the essence of what it means to be human.

This sketchbook is filled with concept sketches, character studies, story breakdowns, cover roughs, and previously unpublished short stories. From The Spirit to Jakob Starkah, from Central City to Dropsie Avenue, from the Bronx to Florida, this book collects previously unpublished art from several decades.

Includes a section devoted to early and alternate versions of covers and designs for Eisner's beloved series The Spirit.

Printed on 100 lb. archival quality paper.


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