Will Eisner Week 2014!

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Celebrate Will Eisner Week 2014!
 
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2013 Info is below

Will Eisner Week 2013

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  Celebrate Will Eisner Week 2013 
  by Reading A Graphic Novel 
Or with Others in One of the Cities Below
 
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Amherst 2013

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Amherst, Massachusetts  
At the University of Massachusetts 
Ilan Stavans, Lewis-Sebring Professor of Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College, will talk about his new graphic novel, El Iluminado.   
March 4th at 5:00 PM  
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Arkadelphia 2013

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Arkadelphia, Arkansas 
At Henderson State University 
The Comics Arts Club, under the direction of Professor Randy Duncan, will study Eisner's work during HSU's Immigrant Experience Focus Week.   
March 4th-8th 
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Boston 2013

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Boston, Massachusetts 
At Tufts University 
Screening of Will Eisner: Portrait of a Sequential Artist at the Tufts Experimental College, followed by a panel discussion including A. David Lewis, Stephen Weiner, and Chuck Henebry.  
                March 7th at 7:00 PM 
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      CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER!

Los Angeles 2013

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Los Angeles 
At The Animation Guild in Burbank 
A special meeting of CAPS, The Comic Art Professional Society, devoted to Will Eisner and hosted by Scott! Shaw.  
March 14th, 7:30 PM 

Minneapolis 2013

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Minneapolis, Minnesota 
At The Minneapolis College of Art and Design 
A Graphic Novel Read-In at the MCAD Library, including a screening of Will Eisner: Portrait of a Sequential Artist. 
March 10th, 1:00 PM 
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New York City 2013 #1

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New York, New York 
At the Society of Illustrators  
A Special Sketch Night based on Will Eisner's Iconic Illustrations 
March 7th at 6:30 PM

New York City 2013 #2

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New York, New York
At the New School / Parsons 
Comics & Picture-Story Symposium. Jeremy Dauber and Danny Fingeroth discuss Eisner's work in the context of Jewish-American literature.  At the New School / Parsons
                March 11th at 7:00 PM, 
                2 West 13th Street, Room 1104. 
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New York City 2013 #3

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New York, New York
Comics At Columbia University 
Celebrate the most recent comics acquisitions of Columbia University's Rare Book and Manuscript Library with Moderator Paul Levitz and Panelists Larry Tye, Jay Emmett, Denny 
                O'Neil, and Al Jaffee
                March 7th at 6:00 PM
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Pittsburgh 2013

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 
At The Toonseum 
Various celebratory events during Will Eisner Week including a screening of the feature length documentary Will Eisner:Portrait of a Sequential Artist by Andrew and Jon Cooke.   
                March 8th, 6:00 PM 
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Portland 2013 #1

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Portland, Oregon
At The Art Institute of Portland 
A Lecture and Panel by Dark Horse Comics Editor Diana Schutz
March 6th at 7:30 PM.  If you're in Portland, don't miss this!

Portland 2013 #2

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Portland, Oregon
The Comics Underground 
A Reading of Eisner's Last Day in Vietnam with Brian Bendis, Matt Fraction, Dylan Meconis, Kelly Sue DeConnick and Michael Oeming. 
The Jack London Bar  
March 7th at 7:30 PM
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San Francisco 2013

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San Francisco, California 
At The Cartoon Art Museum 
An Evening With Mario Hernandez, co-creator of Love and Rockets, with Museum curator Andrew Farago, including a discussion of Eisner's influences.  
March 7th, 7:00 PM 
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Savannah 2013

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Savannah, Georgia 
At The Savannah College of Art and Design 
Multiple events run by Professor David Duncan, including a screening of Will Eisner: Portrait of a Sequential Artist and Eisner-themed Art Shows and Sessions.  All Events at Norris Hall.  
                March 1st-10th 
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Seattle 2013

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Seattle, Washington 
At the Emerald City ComicCon Convention
A panel: Reflections on Will Eisner and the 35th Anniversary of A Contract With God - featuring Denny O'Neil, Batton Lash, Matt Fraction, Jackie Estrada, and 
                moderated by Ben Saunders.  
                March 2nd, 4:00 PM 
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White River Junction 2013

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White River Junction, Vermont 
At The Center for Cartoon Studies
A Lecture on The Amazing Legacy of Will Eisner by Stephen R. Bissette. 
(sorry, for students only.) 
March 12th 

CAPS Panel in Los Angeles

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Wow! -  Burbank, April 12th 
 
Join the Comic Art Professional Society for a postscript to Will Eisner Week 
 
Finally an event about "The Father of the Graphic Novel" in Los Angeles! Learn about one of the greats of Comics and Sequential Art from those who knew and worked with him. Arrive at 7:30 PM and the full meeting starts at 8:00 PM. 


Will Eisner Week at Columbia University

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Comic New York at Columbia University -- Columbia's Comic New York Symposium will bring together creators and academics to discuss the intertwined histories of American comics and the town where they were born - New York City.  FREE and Open to the Public, the symposium will take place Saturday and Sunday, March 24th and 25th in Faculty Room of the Low Library.  

For more information visit the
Comic New York
Website.

Thank You Portland!

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Will Eisner Week comes to Oregon -- thank you Bridge City Comics, especially Shawna Gore, Diana Schutz, and Michael Ring!

Bridge City Comics hosted the Graphic Novel reading Club where the topic was Last Day in Vietnam, Will Eisner's novel about the Vietnam War. S
hawna Gore helped to organize the monthly event.  

Diana Schutz, Will Eisner's Editor at Dark Horse and Adjunct Professor at Portland Community College, began the evening by talking about the reason for the yearly celebration. "Part of the purpose of Will Eisner Week is to keep his memory alive. He was the most important person in comics ever, and his legacy is worth celebrating. He gave so much to the industry, and pioneered so many things." 

The evening continued with discussion about the novel and Will Eisner's other works. 
Michael Ring from Bridge City Comics commented, "He was the Steve Jobs of comics. He was there during the game changers and pushed things along."

See Christian Lipski's article at the Examiner 
website.