Above photo: Original artwork from Will Eisner’s THE SPIRIT.
I received the latest issue of the VISUAL ARTS JOURNAL today. The publication is produced by the School of Visual Arts and offered to it’s alumni every six months. Over the years, the VISUAL ARTS JOURNAL has been leaning too much to the Left for my tastes. However, this Spring 2009 edition actually has something of worth in it… an article on SVA cartooning instructor and Godfather of comic book storytelling… Will Eisner.
Even though it seemed kinda brief (considering Will’s lengthy career), I still enjoyed the article, "Enduring Spirit: Will Eisner." It focused on Will’s teaching at SVA and his work in comics. I especially enjoyed the article’s photos of Will’s THE SPIRIT artwork. Man, that’s some slick art!
Will Eisner’s classes were a highlight for me at the School of Visual Arts. I can say this with a certain amount of confidence… Will Eisner is greatly missed not only by those that tutored under him, but by the rest of comic’s community, as well.
Anyway, if you attended the School of Visual Arts, or even better, were a student of Will Eisner, then you should contact SVA’s Alumni Affairs Office (212-592-2300 or firstname.lastname@example.org) for a copy of the newest installment of the VISUAL ARTS JOURNAL… if not just for the Will Eisner article.
Above: Excerpt from the latest VISUAL ARTS JOURNAL.Update: You can read the article online.
Labels: Comics, SVA, Will Eisner