Pittsburgh Screening: Will Eisner: Portrait of a Sequential Artist

Will Eisner Andrew Cooke by Kris Schackman

Andrew Cooke, director of 'Will Eisner: Portrait of a Sequential Artist' (Photo by Kris Schackman)

Thursday May 31st at the ToonSeum
Lecture begins at 7:00pm
Screening at 8:00pm

As the exhibition Will Eisner’s New York draws to a close the ToonSeum celebrates the work and life of the legendary artist.

Toonseum Resident Comics Scholar Wayne Wise will present an Appreciation of Will Eisner as a brief introduction the screening of the documentary. Will Eisner: Portrait of a Sequential Artist.

Wayne Wise is the co-creator of the 1993 Xeric Award winning comic book Grey Legacy. In 2010 he wrote and drew a follow-up called Grey Legacy Tales. His first novel, King of Summer, was published in 2002. He has three full length novels available in a variety of Ereader formats. He is currently employed by the Eisner Award-nominated comic book store Phantom of the Attic in Pittsburgh and recently taught a course in Comics and Pop Culture as a guest lecturer at Chatham University.

About the Film:
Will Eisner: Portrait of a Sequential Artist

Arguably the most influential person in American comics, Will Eisner, as artist, entrepreneur, innovator, and visual storyteller, enjoyed a career that encompassed comic books from their early beginnings in the 1930s to their development as graphic novels in the 1990s. During his sixty-year-plus career, Eisner introduced the now-traditional mode of comic book production; championed mature, sophisticated storytelling; was an early advocate for using the medium as a tool for education; pioneered the now-popular graphic novel, and served as inspiration for generations of artists. Without a doubt, Will Eisner was the godfather of the American comic book.

The award-winning full-length feature film documentary includes interviews with Eisner and many of the foremost creative talents in the U.S., including Kurt Vonnegut, Michael Chabon, Jules Feiffer, Jack Kirby, Art Spiegelman, Frank Miller, Stan Lee, Gil Kane, and others.

Special thanks to: The Will and Ann Eisner Family Foundation, MOCCA, and Andrew D. Cooke.

Seating is limited reservations are recommended at www.eisnerfilm.eventbrite.com

Tickets are $5, ToonSeum Members are free.

This is also your last chance to catch the exhibition!

Click here to visit the Toonseum website: http://www.toonseum.org/events.html


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Copyright 2012 Will Eisner: A Spirited Life by Bob Andelman

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Bob Andelman is the host and producer of Mr. Media® Interviews. He is also the author or co-author of 15 books, including The Wawa Way with Howard Stoeckel, Building Atlanta with Herman J. Russell, Fans Not Customers with Vernon W. Hill, founder of Commerce Bank and Metro Bank UK, 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).