“Dreamers journey through life to a cadence all their own. They make decisions or enter undertakings that often seem naive and confounding to the pragmatists, who, in the end, thrive on opportunities set in motion by fantasy and imaginings. This is a story about a dreamer.” –Will Eisner, 1986, from the foreword of The Dreamer
The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of
The Dreamer by Will Eisner is a semi-fictional autobiography about a young dreamer named Billy Eyron who wants to be a successful comic book artist during the 1930s. The short novel follows Billy through his many struggles and triumphs and culminates with Billy landing his dream job as a newspaper cartoonist.
Why Should You Read The Dreamer?
For the comic book creator, the benefit of an in-depth reading and study of The Dreamer is two-fold. First of all, you will gain insight into the storytelling techniques of the man who crafted the original concept of a graphic novel. Secondly, you will be inspired to continue in your own pursuits, to dust off your dreams if they’ve been laid to the side, and keep marching on to overcome any obstacles in your way.
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