WILL EISNER (1917-2005) • The Building
27 (lot of 2)
her lover Benny,
the poet, and tells him she is marrying Irving, her less
exciting but financially stable choice, from Eisner’s
1987 graphic novel The Building.
This lot includes two
Eisner originals: the inked published page, and
the corresponding preliminary pencil drawing, showing
how Will followed through on his first conception.
The final inked page is drawn with brush, pen and
ink on 11 x 14-inch Bristol board, with considerable
“bleed” on the edges that would have been trimmed off in
the printed book.
The blue and black pencil preliminary is drawn on
lightweight white paper 6.25 x 9.5 inches. Note that
Eisner’s pencil indicates he was going to head the page,
“Soon it became more noticeable,” but decided such
lettering would be superfluous in the final rendering.
Both originals are in excellent condition.
Price: $1,600 for the
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.
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 store Steve
Krupp’s Curio Shoppe. Just type his name (or The
Spirit) into our search bar.