October 2010 Archives

MoCCA: Denis Kitchen

Gary Dunaier took a great set of photos when he attended a talk by Eisner friend and publisher Denis Kitchen at the Museum of Cartoon and Comic Art (MoCCA) in New York. The discussion was held in connection with MoCCA's exhibit Denis Kitchen: An Oddly Compelling Mini-Retrospective, on view at MoCCA from 10/05/10 until 01/30/11.

Denis Kitchen was one of the pioneer underground cartoonists in the late '60s. But he "joined the dark side," becoming a publisher (Kitchen Sink Press) of such greats as Will Eisner and R. Crumb. A new book, The Oddly Compelling Art of Denis Kitchen (Dark Horse) shows that he still had a surprisingly productive and diverse career as a cartoonist. This mini-retrospective showcases both underground and mainstream art from 1969 to 2005. See the remarkable brush detail that books can't adequately reproduce!

View the Flickr set here.

Paul Tobin's Favorite Cover Artists: Will Eisner

Writer Paul Tobin talks about his favorite cover artists and Will Eisner is one them. His post includes a great sampling of Will's finished covers and layout designs.

Tobin writes a whole bunch of comics for Marvel, including Marvel Adventures: Fantastic Four, Marvel Adventures: The Avengers, Marvel Adventures: Spider-Man, Marvel Adventures: Secret Wars, Age of the Sentry, Models Inc, and many others. Under his pseudonym Root Nibot, he's the writer of Banana Sunday, published by Oni Press.

Visit Tobin's page, here.

CBR: Remembering Will Eisner at NYCC

Comic Book Resources' Brigid Alverson takes us to the recent panel at New York Comic Con:

"Will Eisner's New York" turned out not to be the most accurate name for the New York Comic Con panel devoted to the creator of The Spirit; although a slideshow of 's drawings of the neighborhoods of New York played on a screen throughout the panel, the conversation consisted mainly of memories of the man himself.

Most of the panel members had a personal or professional connection with Eisner: Michael Schumacher, the author of the upcoming biography "Will Eisner: A Dreamer's Life in Comics"; Denis Kitchen, Eisner's longtime publisher and the representative of his estate; David Hajdu, a professor at Columbia University and author of "The Ten-Cent Plague"; Paul Levitz, former president of DC Comics, who worked with Eisner on "The Spirit Library" and wrote an eight-page Spirit story; and Jules Feiffer, who worked in Eisner's studio and recently published his memoir, "Backing into Forward." Comics writer Arie Kaplan moderated the panel which began on a cordial note with the panelists autographing each other's books.

Read the full article here.

Ink Plots: The Tradition of the Graphic Novel at SVA

School of Visual Arts (SVA) presents "Ink Plots: The Tradition of the Graphic Novel at SVA," an exhibition of original drawings, books, prints and animation by over 100 artists. "Ink Plots" traces the development of sequential art over four decades with selections by SVA faculty members and showcases the work of SVA alumni who are pushing the boundaries of the graphic novel today. "Ink Plots" is curated by Marshall Arisman, chair of the MFA Illustration as Visual Essay Department, and Thomas Woodruff, chair of the BFA Illustration and Cartooning Department.

"'Ink Plots' pays tribute to some of the most important artists responsible for the invention and development of the graphic novel," says co-curator Arisman. "The years many of these artists spent teaching at SVA has greatly influenced the present generation of graphic novelists."

Participating current and former SVA faculty members include Sal Amendola, R. O. Blechman, Sue Coe, Will Eisner, Tom Gill, Edward Gorey, Burne Hogarth, Klaus Janson, Frances Jetter, Ben Katchor, Peter Kuper, Harvey Kurtzman, Keith Mayerson, David Mazzucchelli, Jerry Moriarty, Mark Newgarden, Gary Panter, Jerry Robinson, David Sandlin, Walter Simonson and Art Spiegelman.

October 8 - November 6, 2010
Reception: Thursday, October 14, 5:30-7pm

For more information, visit the SVA website.

New @ WillEisner.com...

We've given the website a bit of a back-end upgrade and front-end facelift, while adding some new features like a Facebook stream for new posts and a Twitter account. We hope you like the new site. Please stay tuned for all the latest Eisner news. Thanks for reading!

Eisner events at NYCC this week!

Date: Friday, October 8
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Room 1A14

Will Eisner is acknowledged as one of the greats of the Comics World. Join the renowned award-winning author and cartoonist, Jules Feiffer, best selling author and columnist, David Hajdu, writer and former President & Publisher, DC Comics, Paul Levitz, artist, author, publisher, and cartoonist, Denis Kitchen, author and biographer, Michael Schumacher, and moderator, author, comic book editor, & historian, Danny Fingeroth to learn about Will Eisner from those who knew and worked with him. From the Golden Age of Comics, through the use of Sequential Art for education and training, through the creation of the modern graphic novel, to the beginning of the digital age, you will find Will Eisner and his artwork. Will Eisner was shaped by New York City - he loved it, drew it, and wrote about it. He was born in New York, schooled in New York, worked in New York, and taught his craft in New York so that New York was in his blood and on the panels of his comics, the pages of his graphic novels, and the canvas of his artwork. A multi-talented panel of comics professionals and writers has come together to describe their personal and professional relationships with Will Eisner and his relationship with New York.

Date: Sunday, October 10
Time: 1:45 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Room 1E02

Get a look behind the mask of "The Spirit" creator in this feature-length documentary movie. With a triumphant world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, the award-winning film features the legendary graphic novelist Will Eisner with Frank Miller, Stan Lee, Jules Feiffer, Jack Kirby, Kurt Vonnegut, Art Spiegelman and many others. Join director/producer Andrew D. Cooke and writer/producer Jon B. Cooke for this unique free screening. DVDs will also be on sale at the show.

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