Will Eisner's New York: Life in the Big City

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2006 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 423 pages
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With an unparalleled eye for stories and expressive illustration, Will Eisner, the master and pioneer of American comics art, presents graphic fiction's greatest celebration of the Big Apple. No illustrator evoked the melancholy duskiness of New York City as expressively as Eisner, who knew the city from the bottom up. This new hardcover presents a quartet of graphic works (New York, The Building, City People Notebook, and Invisible People) and features what Neil Gaiman describes as "tales as brutal, as uncaring as the city itself." From ancient buildings "barnacled with laughter and stained with tears" to the subways, "humorless iron reptiles, clacking stupidly on a webbing of graceful steel rails," Will Eisner's New York includes cameo appearances by the author himself; several new illustrations sketched by Eisner, posthumously inked by Peter Poplaski; and three previously unpublished "out-takes"—a treasure for any Eisner fan, and sure to become a collectible. Introduction by Neil Gaiman.
 

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This omnibus volume, collecting four books from 1981 to 1992, follows Norton├ƒ┬»├‚┬┐├‚┬Żs edition of Eisner├ƒ┬»├‚┬┐├‚┬ŻsThe Contract with God Trilogy (LJ 1/06) and has a similar theme: the lives of ... Read full review

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My lament is that comics, in general, cannot match other art forms in their passion and intensity; the intuitive empathy engendered in us by music, theatre, poetry, fine art ... comics generally can't ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Neil Gaiman is the author of the best-selling Trigger Warnings, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, The Graveyard Book, Coraline, The Sandman series, and many other works. His fiction has received Newbery, Carnegie, Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, and Will Eisner Awards. His novel American Gods is being made into a TV miniseries to air in 2017. Originally from England, he now lives in the United States.

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