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Will Eisner Original Spirit Art: My Day at the Zoo p. 7


Will Eisner Original Spirit Art: My Day at the Zoo p. 7
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    WILL EISNER (1917-2005) • Original Spirit art

    April 23, 1950. Page 7 from “My Day at the Zoo.” 

    A terrified but brave young boy who has wandered into a zoo alone after dark, is about to be caught and mauled by a menacing lion. But he manages to elude the beast, who then falls safely into a pit. Once home his angry and skeptical parents spank him and send him to bed. Of course readers know he actually did elude and capture an escaped lion. This is an example of Spirit storytelling, employed fairly often by Will Eisner, where The Spirit himself plays a very token or peripheral role, one of the many aspects of The Spirit that break convention in a refreshing way. A highly affordable page because there’s no Spirit appearance, but the finished art is primarily by Eisner.

    Medium/Size/Condition: Brush, pen, and ink on Bristol board measuring 15 x 22 inches (38.1 x 52.8 cm). There is some minor scratching on the ink to simulate falling rain. No significant White-out. No paste-ups. Excellent 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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