To the heart of the storm

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Kitchen Sink Press, 1991 - Humor - 208 pages
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One of Will Eisner's most autobiographical stories is brought back into print in this new edition that examines how the anti-Semitism a youth experiences in the America of the 1920s and '30s shapes his personality and his life. This touching family story is told in flashbacks as the young man heads for basic training at the outbreak of World War II.

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Review: To the Heart of the Storm

User Review  - iarXiv - Goodreads

Easy and quick to read graphic novel tackling the tough subject of anti-Semitism. A semi-biographical work, told from the perspective of a boy growing up in the US between the wars. Born to first ... Read full review

Review: To the Heart of the Storm

User Review  - Mathieu - Goodreads

A gripping tale of a personal journey, both physically as the hero is going to the war and mentally as he remembers from where he comes. Haunting, beautiful and superbly told. Read full review

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About the author (1991)

Will Eisner was born March 6, 1917 in Brooklyn, NY. As a child he worked for printers and sold newspapers. He attended De Witt Clinton High School in the Bronx, where his artwork first appeared in the school newspaper. His first job was at the New York American, but he lost that and found a job with WOW What a Magazine! in 1936. He created two features for the magazine, Harry Karry and The Flame. After the magazine went under, for a short time, he freelanced and drew stories for Comic Magazines before he and friend Jerry Iger formed a the Eisner-Iger studio. The two went their separate ways when Eisner joined the Quality Comics Group to produce a syndicated 16-page newspaper supplement. It was there that Eisner created his most well known character, the Spirit. In 1942, Eisner was drafted into the army where he produced posters and strips for the troops. After the war, he continued the Spirit strip until 1952. It was during this time that he created the American Visuals Corporation, a commercial art company that created comics for educational and commercial purposes. Some of the company's clients included RCA Records, the Baltimore Colts, and New York Telephone. Eisner had given up on the Spirit strip, but still produced new material for it from time to time. He chose to focus his efforts on a more mature storyline and so produced A Contract With God, which was published in 1978. It was the beginnings of the graphic novel. Eisner also taught cartooning at the School of Visual Arts in New York, in addition to writing Comics and Sequential Art and Graphic Storytelling. The Eisner Awards, one of only two comics industry awards, are named for Eisner and were established in 1988. Eisner's work was showcased in the Whitney Museum's 1996 "NYNY: City of Ambition" show. Will Eisner passed away on Monday January 3, 2005 at the age of 87 after undergoing quadruple bypass heart surgery.

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