The Cooke Brothers are in the PIT!

(The Big Apple’s Peoples Improv Theatre, that is!)

Andrew D. Cooke, director of the full-length feature film documentary WILL EISNER: PORTRAIT OF A SEQUENTIAL ARTIST, and his brother Jon B. Cooke, writer/co-producer of that movie and editor of the award-winning COMIC BOOK ARTIST magazine, will be guests of New York City’s acclaimed improv comedy group the COMIC BOOK CLUB this coming Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 8:00 p.m., at the Peoples Improv Theatre on 154 West 29th St., in Manhattan! Tickets are five bucks each.

The Comic Book Club is a weekly comic book talk show featuring the best comedians in New York talking shop with industry professionals from all corners of the comic book world. Hosted by Justin Tyler, Pete LePage, and Alex Zalben, Tuesday’s episode will feature an excerpt from the Cookes’ documentary, which debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival and is about the life and career of one of comics’ most gifted artists, who not only created The Spirit (adapted as a major motion picture this coming Christmas by legendary Frank Miller) but was a seminal influence on the field up to his death at 87 in 2005. The brothers will be on hand to discuss the film, which showcases interviews with Eisner, Jules Feiffer, Stan Lee, Kurt Vonnegut, Art Spiegelman, Frank Miller, Michael Chabon, and many, many others, and no doubt the boys will also take a razzing from the CBC hosts.

For more information — and a look at the trailer — regarding WILL EISNER: PORTRAIT OF A SEQUENTIAL ARTIST, please visit

To check out COMIC BOOK ARTIST magazine, go to

COMIC BOOK CLUB can be found online at and is spotlighted in a spiffy New York Times article at (or on my Facebook page)

The Peoples Improv Theatre Web site is

Comic Book Club is every Tuesday night at 8:00 p.m. at the Peoples Improv Theater,154 W 29th St., New York City. (212) 563-7488

If you have any questions, shoot me an e-mail at and I hope to see you at the show! Thanks.

Take care

Jon B. Cooke
Editor/COMIC BOOK ARTIST magazine

Visit for information on COMIC BOOK ARTIST

To view a trailer on the documentary WILL EISNER: PORTRAIT OF A SEQUENTIAL ARTIST, go to