In the basement studio of his Waterloo home, cartoonist Scott Chantler works among giants.
A Batman storyboard is beside his desk; an Orson Welles Citizen Kane poster is on the wall. And a 1940s illustration from The Spirit, a newspaper comic book series by the late U.S.
comics legend Will Eisner, who is Chantler’s “absolute role model,” is a gaze away from his drafting table.
“I discovered Eisner’s work at 18,” Chantler says. “His work is all about storytelling. Everything is rooted in story . . . . It’s not just an excuse to draw giant robots.”
Bob Andelman is the author or co-author of 12 books, including Mind Over Business with Ken Baum, The Consulate with Thomas R. Stutler, The Profiler with Pat Brown, Built From Scratch with the founders of The Home Depot, The Profit Zone with Adrian Slywotzky, Mean Business with Albert J. Dunlap, and Will Eisner: A Spirited Life. Click here to see Bob Andelman’s Amazon Central author page. He is a member in good standing of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (member page).