WILL EISNER Spirit Silkscreen
"River of Crime" (2004)
Last Signed Serigraph
One of Will Eisner's most dramatic
Spirit splash pages (no pun intended) is now a limited edition
serigraph (fine art silkscreen) from Denis Kitchen Publishing.
The dramatic worm's-eye perspective is from the November 30,
1947 story generally called "River of Crime," but sometimes
called "Slippery Eall" (for the villain). As The Spirit
himself is bathed by a trademark Eisner street lamp, the SPIRIT
logo flows into a gutter and the Central City Star newspaper
in the foreground solemnly prounounces:
"Crime is a man-made stream... it
is a dirty gutter stream that grows in the night and flows for
a brief glittery distance, catching all it can in its muddy current...
until it spills, at last, into the trap... Crime is a man-made
Only 150 "River of Crime"
silkscreens were produced in a co-publication with publisher
Bernard Mahé in France. ONLY 75 ARE AVAILABLE for North
America, and these 75 (mostly the odd numbers) are available
exclusively from this web site. By avoiding distributors
we can offer this art direct to you for only $150 ---
considerably less than earlier prices. (For comparison, Kitchen
Sink's Eisner serigraphs sold for $250 over a decade ago!)
This multi-colored serigraph was printed
in Switzerland on high quality paper (300 gm Arches 88)
measuring 16.5 inches wide by 23.5 inches high.
The image itself is 13.5" x 19 5/8". Each was
SIGNED and NUMBERED in pencil by comics legend Will
Eisner. In fact, this edition was his last signed serigraph
or print. Authenticity is warranted and guaranteed.
We are selling the LOWEST NUMBERS
to the EARLIEST CUSTOMERS. The first customer to respond
gets #1 of 150, the 2nd gets #3/150, etc. till
all seventy-five odd # North American silkscreens are sold. E-mail
if you want to know the lowest number available or wish to reserve
a "lucky number." We ship all serigraphs flat and protect
with plenty of cardboard. Price is only $150
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A small number of the 75 "River of Crime" silkscreens
have ever-so-slighty dinged corners, well away from the actual
image. While these small flaws are invisible when matted and
framed, we cannot sell them at the full $150 price. If you don't
mind a slightly imperfect print, grab one of these for ONLY
$75. (see below)
OTHER EISNER SILKSCREENS. A couple of Eisner's earlier S&N'd silkscreens
(Kitchen Sink Press) are available from us . We have one gorgeous
S&N. Click on Prints and Serigraphs for a full listing.