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Eisner, Will

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Comics & sequential art by Will Eisner( Book )
68 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 1,366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: A classic drawing textbook from an American comics pioneer, revised and enhanced for a new generation. Based on Will Eisner's legendary course at New York's School of Visual Arts, this guide has inspired generations of artists, students, teachers, and fans. In Comics and Sequential Art, Eisner reveals the basic building blocks and principles of comics, including imagery, the frame, and the application of time, space, and visual forms. With examples from Eisner's own catalog and such masters as H. Foster, R. Crumb, Art Spiegelman, Milton Caniff, Al Capp, and George Herriman, this book distills the art of graphic storytelling into principles that every comic artist, writer, and filmmaker should know. 2-color art and text
Graphic storytelling by Will Eisner( Book )
35 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Examines the fundamentals of storytelling in comic book style and offers advice on story construction and visual narratives."
Will Eisner conversations by M. Thomas Inge( )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Will Eisner's innovations in the comics, especially the comic book and the graphic novel, as well as his devotion to comics analysis, make him one of comics' first true auteurs and the cartoonist so revered and influential that cartooning's highest honor is named after him. His newspaper feature The Spirit (1940-1952) introduced the now-common splash page to the comic book, as well as dramatic angles and lighting effects that were influenced by, and influenced in turn, the conventions of film noir. Even in his tales of crime fighting, Eisner's writing focused on everyday details of city life a
The plot : the secret story of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion by Will Eisner( Book )
23 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 1,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The late Will Eisner, the great American master of comics, regarded this, his last work, as his most powerful. This nonfiction book in graphic-novel style examines the outrageous fabrication of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, which purports to be the blueprint by Jewish leaders to take over the world. Hatched as an anti-Semitic plot by the tsar's secret police to deflect widespread criticism of the Russian government, the forgery, first published in 1905, succeeded beyond the propagandistic ambitions of its originators; the lie became an internationally accepted truth. Presenting a pageant of historical figures including Tsar Nicholas II, Henry Ford, and Adolf Hitler, Eisner exposes the twisted history of the Protocols from nineteenth-century Russia to modern-day Klan members to Islamic fundamentalists. The Plot unravels one of the most devastating hoaxes of the twentieth century
The contract with God trilogy : life on Dropsie Avenue by Will Eisner( Book )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The legendary graphic novel and the sequels that launched an art form. With graphic narrative that "was closer to the writing of Bernard Malamud or Isaac Bashevis Singer than any comic art which had preceded it" (The Economist), A Contract with God, originally published in 1978, was the first graphic novel: the prototype-along with A Life Force and Dropsie Avenue-for such seminal works as Maus and Persepolis. Set during the Great Depression, this literary trilogy, assembled in one volume for the first time, presents a treasure house of now near-mythic stories that fictionally illustrate the bittersweet tenement life of Eisner's youth. With nearly one dozen new illustrations and a revealing brand-new foreword, this book ultimately tells the epic story of life, death, and resurrection while exploring man's fractious relationship with an all-too-vengeful God. This mesmerizing, fictional chronicle of the universal American immigrant experience is Eisner's most poignant and enduring legacy
A Contract with God and other tenement stories by Will Eisner( Book )
22 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in English and German and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this graphic novel Will Eisner draws on his memories of growing up in New York in the 1930s, to depict the lives and dreams of the residents of a Bronx tenement
Will Eisner's New York : life in the big city by Will Eisner( Book )
30 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of graphic stories by Will Eisner that capture the gritty underside of New York City and its residents
Fagin the Jew by Will Eisner( Book )
22 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A master of the graphic novel brings new depth and insight to one of literature's most infamous characters, retelling the story of Oliver Twist from Fagin's perspective
The last knight : an introduction to Don Quixote by Miquel de Cervantes by Will Eisner( Book )
10 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comic-book format adaptation of Don Quixote. Quixote's selflessness and gallantry make the Man of La Mancha a legend as told by his faithful friend and servant Sancho Panza
The best of the Spirit by Will Eisner( Book )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a collection of twenty-two Spirit stories from 1940-1950, featuring the adventures of Eisner's famous crime fighter
Comics and sequential art : principles and practices from the legendary cartoonist by Will Eisner( Book )
7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Moby Dick by Herman Melville( Book )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ishmael, a sailor, recounts the ill-fated voyage of a whaling ship led by the fanatical Captain Ahab in search of the white whale that had crippled him. Presented in comic book format
Will Eisner's The Spirit archives by Will Eisner( Book )
34 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collects stories from classic Spirit adventures in which a murdered detective fights crime from beyond the grave
9-11 : the world's finest comic book writers and artists tell stories to remember ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of comic book stories based on the events of September 11, 2001 when the United States was attacked by terrorists
The Spirit by Darwyn Cooke( Book )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Spirit, Ebony, Commissioner Dolan and his daughter Ellen are reintroduced in this go-for-broke, shoot-the-lights-out collection of crime stories filled with action, adventure, humor, and sexy girls!
Last day in Vietnam : a memory by Will Eisner( Book )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Last day in Vietnam is Will Eisner's memoir of his years in the military, six stories garnered from observations of camp life at close range, of soldiers who were engaged not only in the daily hostilities of war but also in larger, more personal combat
Robert's Rules of order newly revised by Henry M Robert( Book )
5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thoroughly updated to reflect the past decade's technological advances, this edition of the only authorized parliamentary procedure guide contains new information on conducting meetings over the Internet, on phone and video conference calls, and with members in absentia. Other editors are William J. Evans, Daniel Honemann, and Thomas Balch. The only authorized guide to parliamentary procedure, completely updated for the internet age
Usagi Yojimbo : grasscutter by Stan Sakai( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Forged in heaven, it is called Kusanagi, the Grasscutter--the lost sword of the Gods. This legendary blade could potentially tip the scales of power
The princess and the frog by Will Eisner( Book )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A good prince, turned into a frog by a spiteful wizard, exacts from a princess a promise which she is reluctant to fulfill, despite his kindness and her desire not to hurt him
To the heart of the storm by Will Eisner( Book )
17 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in 8 languages and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Inspired by prejudice, assimilation, and anti-Semitism in the western world prior to World War II, To the heart of the storm takes readers from New York to Vienna during World War I
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Audience level: 0.22 (from 0.06 for The prince ... to 0.96 for Will Eisne ...)
Alternative Names
Amerykański rysownik komiksów.
Aysner, Ṿil
Aysner, Vil 1917-2005
Eisner, Will
Eisner, Will 1917-2005
Eisner, William 1917-2005
Eisner, William E.
Eisner, William E. 1917-2005
Eisner , William Erwin
Eisner William Erwin 1917-2005
Rensie , Willis B.
Rensie Willis B. 1917-2005
אייזנער, ויל 1917-2005
אייסנער, וויל
אייסנער, ויל
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