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By Ada Price
Published for the first time as a trilogy, the form in which they were originally conceived, Will Eisner’s comics instructional books—Comics and Sequential Art, Graphic Storytelling and Visual Narrative and the posthumously completed Expressive Anatomy for Comics and Narrative—have been revised and released in new editions by W.W. Norton. Based on Eisner’s lectures and classes at New York City’s School of Visual Arts, the books explore the minute details of creating comics, from panels and timing to the printing process. The books have been updated and revised, as per Eisner’s wishes for the books to remain relevant. Eisner’s editor, Norton executive editor Robert Weil, and contributing editor, Denis Kitchen, oversaw the process.