RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 154706839 LA English T1 Life, in pictures : autobiographical stories A1 Eisner, Will., McCloud, Scott,, Kitchen, Denis,, PB W.W. Norton & Co. PP New York YR 2007 SN 9780393061079 0393061078 AB "An intimate self-portrait of the American icon Will Eisner, and a chronicle of the career that launched a new art form. In what will be the closest thing Eisner fans will see to an autobiography, the great master and pioneer of American graphic arts presents the most intimate and personal perspective yet on his life as a writer, a professional, and an artist. "The Dreamer" and "To the Heart of the Storm" describe Eisner's gritty early life and career, while "The Name of the Game" chronicles a personal history of his wife's family. Finally, two shorter pieces illuminate the bookends of a legendary career: "The Day I Became a Professional"--Which will appeal to any hopeful young artist-describes Eisner's first rejection from a potential publisher, and "A Sunset in Sunshine City" provides a poignant portrait of Eisner in old age. The book features famous characters from the world of comics (under pseudonyms, of course) and other historical figures and family members, all drawn with Eisner's characteristic mastery and technique."--Publisher's website. A visual self-assessment by the creator of "A Contract With God" and "The Plot" evaluates his life as a writer, a professional, and an artist, in a collection of autobiographical tales that includes "The Dreamer," "To the Heart of the Storm," and "The Name of the Game."