The lasting legacy that Will Eisner (1917–2005) has in sequential art cannot be overstated—he is known as the Champion of the Graphic Novel. His innovative storytelling, layouts, and art on his newspaper series The Spirit inspired a generation of cartoonists, and his turn toward an acclaimed run of graphic novels, beginning in 1978 with A Contract with God, helped pioneer the form. Among the honors bestowed upon Eisner are the Reuben Award, the Milton Caniff Lifetime Achievement Award, the Yellow Kid Award, and multiple Harvey Awards and Eisner Awards—the latter of which were named in his honor.
March 10, 2017 |
The Society of Illustrators invites you to celebrate the exhibit WILL EISNER: The Centennial Celebration.
Private reception: 6PM – 7:30PM
Open to the public: 7:30PM – 11:00PM
Suggested Donation $20
Your generous donation will benefit our arts programming and exhibitions.