TITLE: Eisner on the Graphic Novel
SPEAKER: Will Eisner
EVENT DATE: 04/01/2003
RUNNING TIME: 56 minutes
Will Eisner, universally acknowledged as one of the great masters of comic book art, discussed the graphic novel.
Speaker Biography: Since the 1930s, Will Eisner has written and illustrated numerous comic books and weekly strips, including the internationally acclaimed "The Spirit"(1940-52), instructional comics for the U.S. Army and 16 graphic novels. The Will Eisner Comic Industry Award is named in his honor as a testament to his contributions to the field. Eisner coined the phrase "graphic novel" to describe a substantial comic book, often over 200 pages in length that consists of a single dramatic story or several interconnected narratives told through expressive illustration art. I