WILL EISNER: CHAMPION OF THE GRAPHIC NOVEL

WILL EISNER: CHAMPION OF THE GRAPHIC NOVEL

A lavishly illustrated coffee table book traces (and contextualizes) Eisner’s career as groundbreaking cartoonist, businessman, educator, graphic novelist, and ultimately, evangelist and champion of the comics form as art and literature. Intro by Brad Meltzer, text by Paul Levitz. READ MORE

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[ 0 ] November 19, 2018

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[ 0 ] September 2, 2018

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[ 3 ] August 19, 2018

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