Will Eisner (1917–2005)

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Will Eisner was an American comic book artist and writer of Austrian-Jewish and Romanian-Jewish descent. He was one of the pioneering artists of the American comic book industry. He is most famous for creating the masked crime-fighter Spirit/Denny Colt, and for being the main creator of the original eponymous series "the Spirit" (1940-1952). Later... See full bio »

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The Spirit Writer
(2008)
(1999)
Blackhawk Writer

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 2017 Freedom Fighters: The Ray (TV Series) (character - 2017)
 2008 The Spirit (comic book series)
 1987 The Spirit (TV Movie) (characters)
 1984 Sheena (comic "Sheena, Queen of the Jungle" - uncredited)
  Sheena: Queen of the Jungle (TV Series) (comic - 22 episodes, 1955 - 1956) (comic strip - 3 episodes, 1955)
- Jungle Pursuit (1956) ... (comic - uncredited)
- Touch of Death (1956) ... (comic - uncredited)
- The Test (1956) ... (comic - uncredited)
- Secret of the Temple (1956) ... (comic - uncredited)
- The Sacred River (1956) ... (comic - uncredited)
 1952 Blackhawk: Fearless Champion of Freedom (characters - uncredited)
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Is one of most renowned Comic book (he prefers the term "sequential art") talents in the history of the medium. Best known for the "Spirit" series and numerous graphic novels.

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2 Print Biographies | 3 Interviews | 25 Articles | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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The last project he worked on was the graphic novel "The Plot: The Secret History of 'The Protocols of the Elders of Zion'". Completed in the last month of his life and published posthumously, it is a dramatized examination of the infamous and libelous anti-Semitic book, featuring an introduction by Umberto Eco and an afterward by Professor Stephen Eric Bronner. See more »

Trademark:

Unique artwork with heavy emphasis on form and color See more »

Nickname:

Grandfather of the Graphic Novel

Star Sign:

Pisces

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