WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2 @ 6:00pm EST
If D. W. Griffith is considered the Father of Film for the many cinematic camera and narrative techniques he pioneered in his career, then Will Eisner (1917-2005) should be considered the Father of the Comic Book, for in his 7-page comic book stories of his non-super-powered masked crime fighter The Spirit (1940-52), Eisner displayed the equivalent groundbreaking narrative and verbal/visual techniques unique to comic book art that have made The Sprit a primer on effective, dramatic and dynamic comic book storytelling for generations.
The son of a scenic painter for the Yiddish theater on the Lower East Side of New York City (though Eisner grew up in Brooklyn), Eisner drew upon three-dimensional scenic design and theatrical-style staging for his visual style and graphic approach his entire career, showcased magnificently in his magnum opus, The Spirit.
June 2, 2021 marks the 81st Anniversary of Eisner’s immortal character—so join comic book art historian Arlen Schumer (author/designer, The Silver Age of Comic Book Art) as he presents a retrospective overview webinar of Eisner’s signature work, displaying The Spirit’s comic book pages and panels in ways that’ll make you see them as if for the first time!
ZOOM MEETING: https://bit.ly/3c3Bt9h
MEETING ID: 876 3994 7380
CAN’T make it LIVE? Don’t worry—you’ll be able to watch a recording of the live webinar later on Arlen’s YOUTUBE or VIMEO channels!