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Will Eisner Original Spirit Art: Sammy the Explorer p. 4 (1950)


Will Eisner Original Spirit Art: Sammy the Explorer p. 4 (1950)
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    WILL EISNER (1917-2005) • Original Spirit art

    June 11, 1950. Page 4 from “Sammy the Explorer” 

    Commissioner Dolan (who has been napping) and The Spirit’s then-sidekick and “explorer” Sammy are adrift on a raft somewhere beyond the skyline of Central City. Sammy’s joke telescope is of no help. Nice all-Eisner page with no evidence of assistants. Strong inking and bold flourishes throughout, especially panels 2 and 4. The final panel is a great example of Eisner’s bird’s-eye view and economic and expressionistic depiction of the ocean.

    Medium/Size/Condition: Brush, pen, ink and wash on Bristol board measuring 15 x 22 inches (38.1 x 52.8 cm). Lower left of 5th panel (telescope) is a paste-up. Very slight use of white-out in a couple of balloons, but otherwise excellent condition. Zip-a-Tone on lens in 4th panel is secure.



    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.

    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.



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