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Will Eisner Original Art: Incredible Facts, Amazing Statistics and Monumental Trivia. Page 36 (1974)


Will Eisner Original Art: Incredible Facts, Amazing Statistics and Monumental Trivia. Page 36 (1974)
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    Will Eisner’s Incredible Facts, Amazing Statistics and Monumental Trivia. Page 36 (1974)

    Will Eisner at his kinetic best! In the early 70s, Will Eisner tried his hand as a humor cartoonist and puts his all for that approach into this page from Incredible Facts, Amazing Statistics and Monumental Trivia. The three panels on this page riff on early 70s health research, providing springboards for Will to play with sight humor and over-the-top expressive acting in his figure work. The observational humor in the street noise panel anticipates his efforts in New York and City People Notebook, while also capturing a slice of life in this iconic era. Eisner is clearly enjoying himself with the drawings on this page. The detailing is exquisite. 

    Inspired by underground comix, newsstand humor magazines and book collections of humor cartoons Eisner wrote, illustrated and published a series of humor publications prior to developing the Graphic Novel format in 1978. This page is from the [first?] entry in that series, which would eventually become known as "Gleeful Guides.”

    Size/Medium/Condition: Pen and ink with collage elements. The original measures 9 by 12 inches on clear vellum lightly glued on to heavy 10 x 13-inch illustration board, with a protective vellum overlay taped onto the board. Noticeable discoloration on stats and rubber cement. The linework is clean and uncompromised. Excellent Condition.

    Provenance: The Will Eisner Estate is exclusively represented by the Denis Kitchen Art Agency, an affiliate of Steve Krupp’s Curio Shoppe and Gallery. This drawing is warranted to be an authentic original created by Will Eisner, and sold on behalf of his estate. Note: Image is © Will Eisner Studios, Inc. Reproduction for commercial purposes requires permission.




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