MoCCA screening of Eisner documentary with Cookes and Fingeroth

The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art - MoCCA - and The Will and Ann Eisner Family Foundation are proud to announce that, as part of Will Eisner Week, 2011, they will be presenting a screening of the award-winning Documentary "Will Eisner: Portrait of a Sequential Artist," followed by a special panel with the film's makers, Andrew D. Cooke and Jon B. Cooke. The panel will be moderated by Danny Fingeroth, MoCCA's SVP of Education and co-curator of Will Eisner's New York: From the Spirit to the Modern Graphic Novel exhibition, currently on view at MoCCA.

WHEN: Sunday, March 6, 2011
7-9 pm

WHERE: Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA)
594 Broadway, suite 401, New York, NY 10012

COST: General public: $5 / MoCCA members: Free

Space is limited, and reservations are required. To make a reservation, please call MoCCA at 212-254-3511, Tuesday through Sundays, 12 PM to 5 PM. For more information visit www.moccany.org
"Will Eisner: Portrait of a Sequential Artist" is a full-length feature film documentary about the pioneering comics and graphic novel creator that includes interviews with Eisner and many of the foremost creative talents in the U.S., including Kurt Vonnegut, Michael Chabon, Jules Feiffer, Jack Kirby, Art Spiegelman (who also narrates the film), Frank Miller, Stan Lee, and Gil Kane.

Legendary entertainment industry figure Jeffrey Katzenberg has said of the documentary that it is "entertaining and insightful. A great film about a visionary artist!"

About the MoCCA exhibition: Will Eisner's New York: From The Spirit to the Modern Graphic Novel:

From the Golden Age of Comics through the creation of the modern graphic novel (a form he was instrumental in popularizing), you will find New York City at the heart of Will Eisner's work. Whether thinly disguised as "Central City" in the pages of his legendary creation, The Spirit, or more directly presented in his autobiographical graphic novels, New York was portrayed by Eisner as only a native of the city could know it.

This exhibition, curated by Denis Kitchen and Danny Fingeroth, spotlights the city as reflected in all eras of Eisner's work. It includes Spirit artwork, art from many of his classic graphic novels, including A Contract with God and To the Heart of the Storm, and original paintings by Eisner, as well as art by significant creators who were influenced by him, including Jules Feiffer, Art Spiegelman, and Harvey Kurtzman.

Historical context for the over 100 pieces in the exhibit will be provided by wall text by the curators, as well as by a continually running slide show that traces the evolution of Eisner's work.  

Like the legendary metropolis itself, there are infinite perspectives from which to look at and appreciate Eisner's work. Will Eisner's New York: From the Spirit to the Modern Graphic Novel provides surprising insights and moving revelations about the artist, his work, and his city.

Exhibition sponsored by The Will and Ann Eisner Family Foundation.

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