Sunday, March 06, 2011

Happy Birthday, Will Eisner!

Today, March 6th, 20011 is Will Eisner’s 94th Birthday. This is important to know, because Will is one of those guys who help invent the comicbook, the graphic novel, and is revered by virtually everyone in the industry today (so much so that the comic book industry's “Oscar” is call the Eisner). No really. He was an amazing guy and if you read comics, and live in the NY Metro area, you really owe it to yourself to go to the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA), and check out their amazing exhibit that is currently on display over there.

The exhibit runs from March 1– June 30, 2011. The Museum is located at 594 Broadway, Suite 401
(btwn. Houston and Prince), New York, NY 10012 (Tel. 212-254-3511 Fax 212-254-3590). Admission $5 and Free for MoCCA Members.

To honor Eisner, and his numerous contributions to sequential arts (a term he himself coined), Google has altered it's logo to display Eisner’s most renown character, The Spirit.

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