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By Doug Norris/Features Editor
WEST KINGSTON – Two brothers who grew up as comic book fans in Wakefield teamed up to make a documentary on one of the iconic figures of the industry. Their film, “Will Eisner: Portrait of a Sequential Artist,” will be screened at the Courthouse Center for the Arts Wednesday at 7 p.m. as part of a homecoming celebration for family and friends.
“The comics were really great to us,” said Jon B. Cooke of West Kingston, the writer and co-producer of the film he made with his brother, director and co-producer Andrew D. Cooke, who lives and works in the film industry in New York. “This homecoming screening, it’s really to celebrate the achievements of my brother, and it’s also for our mom, who always supported our interest in the arts. She bought the comics.”
The film illuminates the life and career of Eisner, creator of “The Spirit,” who coined the terms “graphic novel” and “sequential art” and became one of the most influential and visionary comic book artists of all time.
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