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Will Eisner: Pioneering Cartoonist, Visionary Educator

Will Eisner Week Poster

When: Wednesday, March 2, 2016
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM CT

Where: University Library, New Book Nook, 1970 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Christopher O Davidson   (847) 491-4090

Group: University Libraries

Category: Lectures & Meetings


Widely regarded as the "Father of the Graphic Novel," cartoonist Will Eisner spent his entire career chasing the Next Big Idea - and usually finding it. With a body of work encompassing some of the earliest American comic books, The Spirit Sunday newspaper supplements, U.S. Army preventative maintenance manuals, one of the very first graphic novels, and a small library of books on comics theory and practice, Eisner influenced several generations of artists and educators. Gene Kannenberg, Jr. will present an illustrated look at Eisner's work and legacy: The development of comic art into both a literary form and a tool for education.

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