WILL EISNER. "Ten Minutes: The
Movie; Panel 9 of 10" (1989).
One of the most critically celebrated Spirit
stories is "Ten
Minutes" (September 11, 1949), the tragic
last ten minutes of the life of a character named Freddy.
In 1989 Will Eisner authorized Edgewood Motion Pictures to adapt
this story into a short film literally ten minutes
long, closely following the original Spirit story
panel by panel. Eisner created ten new illustrations for the
film, most of which were used as bumpers, generally closely cropped
and fully colored. These images, seen by even few hard core
Spirit fans, are now offered for sale.
and The Spirit stand over the body of Freddy in this beautifully
composed panel, the last used, near the very end of the Ten
Minutes film. A great stand-alone portrait of the masked
hero and the police commissioner, begging to be framed.
This original is warranted to be from Eisner's personal collection.
The drawing comes with the ultimate proof of provenance: a descriptive
Bill of Sale signed by the Will Eisner Estate.
Size/medium/condition/price: Drawn in brush & ink on Bristol board measuring
8.75 inches wide by 7 1/8 inches high. Eisner's standard copyright
rubber stamp is on the reverse. Excellent condition. $600.