Sunday, March 6, 2011
Saturday Superhero: Sequential Art
He preferred the term "sequential art."
Here is a brief segment from a documentary about the comic book industry from a couple of decades ago. It features an interview with Eisner himself:
If your interest is piqued, be sure to visit WillEisner.com to learn more about this prolific artist.
Eisner's most famous creation is the mysterious Spirit, a hard-boiled masked vigilante who fought crime and a wide array of colorful villains. The recent live-action film directed by Frank Miller (a contemporary comic book legend himself) was done with great affection, but really fell short of the magic of the Eisner Spirit stories. I recommend visiting your local library or comic book store to experience the ink on the page.