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Will Eisner Original Spirit Art: Page 5 Election of Mr. Bowser (1947)

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Will Eisner Original Spirit Art: Page 5 Election of Mr. Bowser (1947)
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    WILL EISNER (1917-2005) • Original art: Page 5 to “Election of Mr. Bowser” (November 9, 1947)

    Action taking place at night in predominantly black panels may be regarded by some readers as a cartoonist’s “cheat technique,” but when Will Eisner employed such techniques they were part of his eye-catching story-telling technique. The clicking tock, the barely visible gun, the squeaky door, and the wild shots, yelps, and screams are used here for both dramatic and humorous effect, as the shaken Bonehead and the gang-that-couldn’t-shoot-straight is revealed in the final panel by The Spirit himself. From 1947, one of Eisner’s strongest years.

    Medium/Size/Condition: Drawn with brush, pen and ink on Bristol board measuring 15 inches wide x 22 inches high. Eisner placed white tape at the very top and bottom of the page, presumably to cover the typical rubber cement stains of the title and page number placed there in 1947. Use of White-out, especially in the black panels for obvious effect, otherwise 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. (Displaying the art on comic art fan sites does not constitute commercial use.)

    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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