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Eisner/Millerby Will Eisner and Frank Miller
Synopses & Reviews
A fascinating discourse between two of this medium's greatest contributors — comics legend Will Eisner and Sin City creator and co-director Frank Miller.
It would be hard to imagine any creators who have affected their chosen medium more than Eisner and Miller have influenced the world of comic books and graphic novels. Now, life-long comics fans and culture-curious readers are invited to listen in as a legendary innovator and godfather of sequential art (Eisner) and the modern master of cinematic comics storytelling (Miller) discuss, one on one, in an intimate interview format, the ins-and-outs of this absorbing and often controversial art form.
Eisner/Miller is widely illustrated and features rare, behind-the-scenes photos of Eisner, Miller, and other notable creators.
"[Eisner/Miller] has a casual, conversational tone but an underlying current of important theory and history being discussed. It's a fantastic book that is must-reading for anyone with an interest in the comics medium." Randy Lander, TheFourthRail.com
"If you've never considered the form, content, and politics of your favorite funny books, then you should buckle up for a wild ride!...Eisner/Miller shines a light on two lifetimes worth of achievement." BrokenFrontier.com
Culture-curious readers and life-long fans of comics are invited to read along as two of the medium's greatest contributors — legendary innovator and godfather of sequential art Will Eisner, and the modern master of cinematic comics storytelling, Frank Miller — discuss the ins-and-outs of this compelling and often controversial art form. Eisner/Miller is widely illustrated and features rare, behind-the-scenes photos of Eisner, Miller, and other notable creators.
It would be hard to imagine any creators who have more greatly affected their chosen medium than Will Eisner and Frank Miller have influenced the world of comics and graphic novels. Often misunderstood, but enduringly enjoyed by people from all walks of life, the comic book has in recent years been recognized as a "legitimate" art form by cultural institutions ranging from Harvard University to the Smithsonian, from The New Yorker to the Art Institute of Chicago. Now, culture-curious readers and life-long fans of the comics medium are invited to read along as two of the medium's greatest contributors-legendary innovator and godfather of sequential art Will Eisner, and the modern master of cinematic comics storytelling, Frank Miller-discuss one on one in an intimate interview format, the ins-and-outs of this compelling and often controversial art form. Eisner/Miller is profusely illustrated and features rare, behind-the-scenes photos of Eisner, Miller, and other notable creators.
About the Author
Will Eisner (19172005) is universally acknowledged as the founding father of comics art. After a successful career as an artist and packager of comic books for various publishers, he created his best-known work, The Spirit, which ran until 1952. In 1978 Eisner wrote and drew the pioneering graphic novel A Contract with God. He then went on to produce many other graphic novels, satirical and serious, garnering awards both in the U.S. and abroad. Eisner passed away on January 3, 2005, at the age of 87.
Frank Miller began his career in comics in the late 1970s on Marvel Comics' Daredevil. He followed that groundbreaking run with Ronin, a science-fiction samurai drama, and after that, the acclaimed The Dark Knight Returns, Batman: Year One, and more recently, The Dark Knight Strikes Again. Miller introduced Sin City in 1991, which he has continued to develop. With the 2005 film release of Frank Miller's Sin City, the artist has added a director's credit to his long list of accomplishments.
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