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Will Eisner Original Art: Invisible People (1992). Page 3 pencil and ink art LOT of 3. * NOT AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE *
EISNER. Page 3 pencil and ink art from Invisible People (1992).
LOT of 3. The
story of the soon-to-be �invisible� clothes presser Pincus Pleatnik is
the focus of �Sanctum,� the first of three parts comprising Eisner�s
popular Invisible People graphic novel. This before and after
pairing reveals Eisner�s creative process, including small visual or
text changes he makes as determining the final page look. Note how
Eisner underscores the imminent invisibility of Pincus by depicting him
literally unseen by the pressing machine steam. Many collectors like to
frame or display pencil preliminaries and final comic art side-by-side.
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Besides the original art described above this lot includes a scarce
mint copy of Sanctum, the
first of three stiff-covered comic-books published by Kitchen Sink
Press in 1992 to serialize the trilogy before it was collected as the
much better known graphic novel Invisible People in
1993. This was the only time an Eisner graphic novel was serialized as
stand-alone comics prior to book publication. Sales were disappointing
since most Eisner fans were willing to wait for the compilation.
Consequently Sanctum and its sister comics are seldom seen or
offered for sale. This is a file copy from the Eisner estate.
Size/Medium/Condition/Price: The pencil layout (page �5�
bottom) was created in two stages: an underlying blue pencil rough with
black pencil on top, on 8.5 x 11 inch paper. The finished version (page
�3� at lower right) is drawn in brush, pen and India ink on a
lightweight Bristol board measuring 11 x 13.75 inches. The reverse has
the official Eisner Studio rubber stamp and a second title/page stamp.
Both originals are in excellent condition and the Sanctum comic
is NM/M. LOT of 3: $1,350
Provenance: This original art is guaranteed to be
is warranted to be from the Will Eisner estate, which is exclusively
represented by the Denis Kitchen Art Agency (DKAA) via this related web
site. No one else has owned this art except Will Eisner and his widow
Ann. If you purchase this lot it will come with a DKAA Bill of Sale.
This document provides ironclad provenance for insurance purposes, any
museum exhibition or possible future resale.
If you don�t have the book Invisible People, it is still
available from the current publisher W. W. Norton, amazon or leading