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 stream."
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.
Note: 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 seductive P'Gell S&N.
Click on Prints and Serigraphs for a full listing.