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Will Eisner Original Spirit Art: Sammy the Explorer p. 5 (1950)


Will Eisner Original Spirit Art: Sammy the Explorer p. 5 (1950)
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    WILL EISNER (1917-2005) • Original Spirit art

    June 11, 1950. Page 5 from “Sammy the Explorer”

    Police Commissioner Eustace Dolan and The Spirit’s then-sidekick Sammy are adrift on a raft somewhere on the Atlantic Ocean outside Central City as a violent storm erupts. All-Eisner art: no evidence of help by assistants. Strong inking and an effective portrayal of a storm, further underscoring Eisner’s traditional mastery of rain and water.

    Medium/Size/Condition: Brush, pen, ink and wash on Bristol board measuring 15 x 22 inches (38.1 x 52.8 cm). Heavy scratching and application of White-out in first two panels to emphasize explosive sneeze balloon and rising waves. Excellent overall condition.



    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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