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Will Eisner Week 2017

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Will Eisner Week 2016

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Official Will Eisner Week 2016 Poster 
Free For Schools, Universities, Libraries, & Museums

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

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

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 

Will Eisner Week, March 8th

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In Portland, OR,
Bridge City Comics
will host a special event to commemorate Will Eisner Week, honoring the life and work of the legendary artist and storyteller.
The event will include a Graphic Novel Reading Club discussion of Eisner's book LAST DAY IN VIET NAM, featuring special guest Diana Schutz, who edited the book for Dark Horse Comics.  The 7:00 PM, March 8th event is part of the Bridge City Graphic Novel Reading Club, which encourages participants to read and discuss notable examples of the best in graphic storytelling.

For more information about this event visit the
Bridge City Comics Website or call 503-282-5484.

Even more on March 6th,

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In Columbus, OH, 
At Ohio State University
, The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum celebrates Will Eisner Week with a special reading from Will Eisner's "A Contract with God."  Join Museum Curator Caitlin McGurk from 3:00 to 4:00 PM in Room 150A of the Thompson Library. 
For more information visit the blog or call the Library directly at 614-292-0538. 

Also on March 6th

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In Amherst, MA 
At UMASS Amherst
, a FREE screening of the award-winning documentary "Will Eisner: Portrait of a Sequential Artist" plus two rarely seen short films.  This event will be hosted by Eisner's first Graphic Novel Publisher Denis Kitchen at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, March 6th in Herter Hall, Room 227.  It's Free, wheelchair accessible and open to the public. 
Sponsored by the Department of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies and the Posen Foundation. 
For more information  e-mail or call 413-545-2550. 

March 6th

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In Pittsburgh,
The Toonseum announces
as part of Will Eisner Week the opening of "Will Eisner's New York," a rare collection of original works chronicling Will Eisner's informal history of the city that shaped many of his illustrated masterpieces. 
The opening reception for Will Eisner's New York will be held on Will Eisner's birthday, March 6th at 7:00pm. Free for members, $7.00 for others or become a member!
For more information visit the Toonseum Website:

Will Eisner Week 2012

Watch this space for daily updates from New York City, NY, Pittsburgh, PA, Amherst, MA, Columbus, OH, Portland, OR, Minneapolis, MN, Los Angeles, CA, Savannah, GA, and more... 

In New York City,
MoCCA, the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art, announces that as part of Will Eisner Week, 2012, they will be presenting a panel discussion entitled
WESI_Will_Drawing_330px.jpg"Will Eisner: Making the World Safe for Graphic Novels."  The panel will consist of comics legends Paul Levitz and Dennis O'Neil, who both knew and worked with Eisner, longtime Eisner agent Judith Hansen, and Columbia University Graphic Novels Librarian Karen Green. The panel will discuss Eisner's creative and business accomplishments and legacy, and his continuing impact on the world of sequential art, from the 1930s to the present day.
The panel will be Thursday, March 1st from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. Admission $7 and Free for Members. 
For more information visit their website:

Will Eisner Week Events

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(Updated 1 March 2010)

Minneapolis, MN at the Minneapolis College of Art & Design (MCAD)
The Comic Art students and faculty at MCAD will share their exploration of this year's Will Eisner Week theme: The Reading Revolution: Will Eisner and the American Graphic Novel. Throughout the week, faculty and students will post new lectures and studio assignments from the classroom to this website. On March 25th, the public is invited for the MCAD Mini-Comic Expo.


Savannah, GA at the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD)
The Sequential Art Department at SCAD invites students, faculty, and friends to express themselves at an exhibit of self-portraits using expressive anatomy. The exhibit will be from March 1st to the 14th in Norris Hall with with a lecture and workshops starting at 1:00 PM on March 5th in Room 101, Norris Hall. For more information click on the poster below.


Athens, Greece via the Comicdom Website will host a series of articles dedicated to the work of Will Eisner, one of the most important and inspiring creators. Will Eisner Week will take place on the website with a week of posts, reviews and articles dedicated to Graphic Novels and Will Eisner. There will be interviews and contributions from Greek artists. Make sure to visit the Comicdom Website on a regular basis.


Hartford, CT at Trinity College
Trinity College welcomes three comic strip artists for a lively panel discussion of "From Comic Strips to Comic Books to Graphic Novels." On Friday, March 5, 2010 at 1:30 PM, hear artists Jerry Craft, Joe T. Staton, and Andres Vera Martinez, and moderator Professor Thora Brylowe in Boyer Auditorium in the Albert C. Jacobs Life Sciences Center. For more information visit the Will Eisner Week Panel at Trinity College.


Lincoln, NE at the University of Nebraska
Don't miss the theatrical reading of a Jennifer Olson adaptation of Will Eisner's "A Contract with God" along with the award-winning feature-length documentary, "Will Eisner: Portrait of a Sequential Artist." These are bring held at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center at 1:00 PM on Saturday, March 6th. For more information visit the Ross Website.


Amherst, MA at the University of Massachusetts
Don't miss Will Eisner's Ideals: A Panel Discussion on Comics and Society with three comic artists - Howard Cruse, Gary Hallgren and Sophia Wiedeman. On Tuesday, March 2nd at 4:00 PM in Herter Hall, Room 227. For more information visit Will Eisner's Ideals.


Philadelphia, PA at La Salle University
Visit the Community Gallery at the La Salle University Art Museum located on the lower level of Olney Hall to see their exhibition of Digital Art. For more information go to


New York City at Columbia University
Visit Butler Library at the Columbia University campus in upper Manhattan to see their graphic novel exhibition. Seven themes are presented and for each theme an image from traditional art is matched with three images from graphic novels. For more information go to the Butler Library Blog.


Join the Celebration this Year

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If you would like more information about the events scheduled for Will Eisner Week this year, you've come to the right place. There are events, panels, classes, and contests scheduled in Amherst, Hartford, New York City, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, San Diego, Savannah, Tucson, and Athens, Greece. There's still time to add your event to the list.

Watch this space for links to the organizations involved. Or click here to receive information about events at specific cities.

Columbia University Exhibition

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If you're close to Columbia University in New York City, make sure to visit Butler Library on their campus in upper Manhattan. Part of their large collection of graphic novels is on display on the third floor of the library. The display cases there present an exhibition designed to encourage interest in using these unique resources in curriculum and research. Seven themes are presented and for each theme an image from traditional art is matched with three images from graphic novels. The exhibition has been put together by Karen Green, the Columbia University Graphic Novels Librarian. For more information visit the Library blog.

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Look for the Will Eisner Booth at the American Library Association Mid-Winter Show in Boston. We'll be there from January 15th thru the 18th with information about Will Eisner Week, Will Eisner's Comics and Graphic Novels, and the Comic Book Industry Will Eisner Awards. Write to Admin at willeisner dot com, if you'd like a pass to the show.

For more information about the ALA Show visit this website: ALA Midwinter

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