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Will Eisner Original Art: TO THE HEART OF THE STORM, pg 78 (1991)


Will Eisner Original Art: TO THE HEART OF THE STORM, pg 78 (1991)
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    WILL EISNER (1917-2005)To the Heart of the Storm (1991) Page 78. “Eisner as a young newsboy and dreamer.”

    Will Eisner’s most overtly autobiographical work is To The Heart of the Storm, the story of his own family and their multi-generational struggle with anti-Semitism. During the Great Depression Eisner had to early on help support his family by hawking newspapers on Wall Street in New York City. This page depicts the young Eisner caught between two rough characters who characterized the cutthroat periodical distribution business. The final panel contains a significant foretelling phrase: Uncle Louie tells young Will, “So sell, don’t dream.” Eisner’s autobiographical story about entering the comics business is called The Dreamer. This original page is a sweet piece of comic book history.

    Medium/Size/Condition: Drawn with brush, pen, and ink on 11 x 14-inch Bristol board. 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.

    Further reference: Much other Eisner art, plus out-of-print graphic novels, Spirit comic books and magazines, signed serigraphs, his Famous Cartoonist Button, and numerous other Eisner-related items are accessible from our sister store Steve Krupp’s Curio Shoppe. Just type his name (or The Spirit) into our search bar.



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