By Calvin Reid
Organized by the Will and Ann Eisner Family Foundation, Will Eisner Week features a series of events to be held March 1 to March 10 in more than a dozen cities around the country to honor the work and career of the great comics innovator Will Eisner (1917-2005), the comics medium and the graphic novel format. Will Eisner Week 2013 also marks the 35th anniversary of the publication of A Contract With God, his acclaimed and pioneering 1978 collection of comics short stories.
Events will be held in Savanah, Ga., Arkadelphia, Ar, Portland, Or., Minneapolis, Minn., New York, San Francisco, Seattle and other towns. Events include every thing from screening Portrait of a Sequential Artist, a documentary on Eisner to readings from his graphic novels and panel discussions to lectures on his works. For more information and a schedule all the events slated for Will Eisner Week check out the Will Eisner website.