WILL EISNER WEEK: Tom Inge collects decades of Will Eisner interviews!


WILL EISNER WEEK: All told, M. Thomas Inge is responsible for a remarkable 40 books, putting together volumes featuring as diverse a crowd as “Peanuts” comic strip creator Charles Schulz and American literary lion William Faulkner.

Will Eisner: Conversations edited by Tom Inge, Will Eisner: A Spirited Life

Will Eisner: Conversations edited by Tom Inge

His latest collection is familiar ground for me: Will Eisner: Conversations. It’s a book that covers that depth and breadth of the late American master of comics’ entire eight-decade career and is a great companion piece to my own 2005 authorized biography, Will Eisner: A Spirited Life.

In fact, I first read many of the interviews in Inge’s book either at Eisner’s suggestion or discovered them in the file cabinet of his Florida studios.

If you considered yourself any kind of student of comics history, this new book is one you’ll definitely want on your bookshelf—in a sealed Milar bag, of course.

Inge, by the way, is the Robert Emory Blackwell Professor of the Humanities at Randolph-Macon College in Virginia. Let that be a lesson to you fanboys still living in your mother’s basements: you can get a real job in the world and still love comics.

Order Will Eisner: Conversations from Amazon.com: http://amzn.to/UZC8f8

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