Will Eisner events at 2008 San Diego Comic-Con International

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Thursday, July 24, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Will Eisner: Portrait Of A Sequential Artist
Get a look behind the mask of the creator of "The Spirit" in this feature-length documentary movie. With a triumphant world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, the production features the legendary writer/artist Will Eisner with Frank Miller, Stan Lee, Jules Feiffer, Jack Kirby, Kurt Vonnegut, and many others. Following this unique free movie screening, join Director/Producer Andrew D. Cooke and Writer/Producer Jon B. Cooke for a dynamic Q & A Session.
Room 7AB

Friday, July 25, 2:45 - 3:45 PM
Will Eisner's "The Spirit" Panel
World Premiere of The Spirit movie trailer with panel members including Frank Miller (Writer/Director), Deborah Del Prete (Producer), and actors Gabriel Macht, Samuel L. Jackson, and Eva Mendes. First showing of scenes from the movie followed by a panel discussion and Q+A Session.
Hall H

Friday, July 25, 8:00 - 11:00
20th Annual Eisner Awards
Annual Comic Industry Awards presented by The Spirit movie. The "Oscars" of the comics industry will be given out at a gala ceremony. This year's special theme is "The Magic of Comics".
Ballroom 20

Saturday, July 26, 1:00-2:00 PM
Will Eisner Tribute
A tribute to, and panel discussion about, the legendary artist, cartoonist, educator, and entrepreneur, Will Eisner, with panel members who knew him and worked with him. Will Eisner played an important role in the growth of Comics and Sequential Art from the Golden Age of Comics through the acceptance and dynamic growth of the Graphic Novel. Join Michael Uslan (Comics Historian, Movie Producer - Batman, The Spirit), Paul Levitz (Publisher & President, DC Comics), Denis Kitchen (Cartoonist, Publisher, Will Eisner's Agent), Carl Gropper (Manager, Will Eisner Studios, Will Eisner's Nephew), Andrew D. Cooke (Director/Producer of "Will Eisner: Portrait Of A Sequential Artist"), and Panel Moderator, Jon B. Cooke (Editor of Comic Book Artist, Educator) in this unique event to be followed by a dynamic Q+A session.
Room 8

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