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Will Eisner Art: Moment of Glory - Lot of 2 (2001) * NOT AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE *
(1917-2005) • Original short story (lot of 2)
“Moment of Glory” (2001)
The vast majority of Will Eisner’s comic art pages
pages are in crisp black and white, certainly
including each and every Spirit story from the Golden
Age of Comics. But later in his career he periodically
added wash tones to hard line art in some short
stories. “Wash” is a gray tone created by diluting
dense black India ink with water: the more water that
is added, the lighter the gray becomes, and for a
master artist like Eisner, this unlimited tonal range
simply created a broader palette with which to work.
The technique works well on this 2-page story, “Moment
of Glory,” created for Dark Horse’s Maverick line in
2001. The short morality tale is a twist on the
Aladdin’s Lamp fable.
Medium/Size/Condition: Brush, pen, ink and
wash on Bristol boards measuring 11 x 14 inches, which
Will in turn taped on to heavy illustration board
measuring 11.5 x 16 inches. . The image itself is 4.75
x 13.75 inches. Some might choose to remove the white
tape and free the Bristol Board pages from their
backdrops, but we presume nothing and offer Will’s art
“as-is.” There is slight curling on some of the white
tape, but otherwise excellent condition.
Price: $2,500 for the lot of 2 pages
Further reference: Much other Eisner art, plus
out-of-print graphic novels, Spirit comic books and magazines,
Cartoonist Button, and numerous other
Eisner-related items are accessible from our sister
Krupp’s Curio Shoppe. Just type his name (or The
Spirit) into our search bar.
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