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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Ball boy on Murderers’ Row

Thinking about how I learned my trade, I realized that one of the ways I was incredibly lucky was the timing of the years of […]

[ 1 ] January 17, 2017

Remembering

Around this time of year I get especially nostalgic about one of my old friends and my first professional mentor, Joe Orlando. Next week will […]

[ 4 ] December 12, 2016

Non-profitable dreams

Digging in the storage unit today, I ran across an odd artifact: the letterhead of the Narrative Art Alliance Inc. Never heard of it, huh? […]

[ 0 ] September 7, 2016

Gaspar Saladino

My words never looked better than when rendered in the careful calligraphy of Gaspar Saladino, and if I must say farewell to him, I won’t […]

[ 1 ] August 4, 2016

Noel

Noel Neill passed, and the world lost a small beacon of courage, charm and character. Like most of my generation, I ‘met’ her through her […]

[ 0 ] July 5, 2016

Darwyn

One of the highest peaks creative work can achieve is personal vision—that nirvana when a writer or artist is able to produce something that is […]

[ 6 ] May 14, 2016

Grading week

Not my favorite part of teaching, this is the week where final projects come in to be graded. Tell the truth, I didn’t much care […]

[ 3 ] May 2, 2016

Farewell, traveller

If you came to love DC comics first in some faraway place, say a thankful farewell to Phyllis Hume today. Phyllis had one of those […]

[ 2 ] April 19, 2016

Chatting with Sonny

Fun this weekend chatting with Sonny Liew at MoCCA and Midtown Comics for our signing. Email’s a wonderful tool, but nothing really replaces conversation for […]

[ 2 ] April 4, 2016

Learn by teaching

Since my executive days ended I’ve been spending about half my time teaching: classes in writing, publishing, transmedia, and the graphic novel, all areas where […]

[ 0 ] March 28, 2016
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