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Will Eisner: A Retrospective

A Traveling Exhibit

Date: Time: All Day
Love Library South Room: 222
Directions: Second floor of Love Library South
Additional Info: LLS
Contact: Joan Barnes, (402) 472-6987,
Will Eisner (1917-2005) was a pioneer who developed the American comic book industry. He created extraordinary graphic novels for three decades and contributed to the formal study of comics by authoring textbooks.

The exhibition, contains 43 large Eisner giclées, selected from landmark parallel exhibitions held at Le Musée de la Bande Dessinée in Angoulême (the national comics museum of France) and The Society of Illustrators in New York in 2017 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Eisner’s birth.

Present at the birth of comic books in the mid-1930s, Eisner created iconic characters like Blackhawk and Sheena, Queen of the Jungle. His innovative storytelling, layouts, and artwork on his legendary newspaper series The Spirit (1940–1952) inspired a generation of cartoonists, and his turn toward an acclaimed run of more than twenty-five instructional books and graphic novels beginning in 1978 with A Contract with God pioneered the modern form.

The exhibit will run from February 3 – April 30, 2018, is free to the public, and accessible during the hours that Love Library is open,
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