Will Eisner Reader: Seven Graphic Stories by a Comics Master

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2008 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 81 pages
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A commonplace clerk turns private eye. A lifelong failure attempts a marathon. An octogenarian hitman tries to settle an old score. The seven exceptional short works gathered here range from the grim to the hilarious, narrating the lives of the good, the bad, and the eccentric. Featuring "A Sunset in Sunshine City," Eisner's very personal ode to memory and nostalgia inspired by his transition to retirement in Florida, this book displays the artist's mastery of the short story form, as well as his acute understanding of family and friendship, betrayal and redemption.
 

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Contents

Section 1
12
Section 2
65
Section 3
67
Section 4
76

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About the author (2008)

Born in New York City, Will Eisner (1917-2005) was the author of the legendary comic strip The Spirit, as well as fifteen graphic novels and three influential instructional textbooks. The comic industry's top awards, the Eisner Awards, are named in his honor.

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