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Will Eisner Original Art: Page 2 pencil and ink art from Invisible People (1992). LOT of 3

Will Eisner Original Art: Page 2 pencil and ink art from Invisible People (1992). LOT of 3
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    WILL EISNER. Page 2 pencil and ink art from Invisible People (1992). LOT of 3.

    The story of the soon-to-be �invisible� clothes presser Pincus Pleatnik is the focus of �Sanctum,� the first of three parts comprising Eisner�s popular Invisible People graphic novel. This before and after pairing reveals Eisner�s creative process, including small visual or text changes he makes as determining the final page look. Note here in the first panel how Eisner�s initial blue lettered text is quite expansive, but he has dramatically reduced the text in the black pencil.

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    Will Eisner's The Sanctum
    Will Eisner's The Sanctum

    Besides the original art described above this lot includes a scarce mint copy of Sanctum,Will Eisner's The Sanctum the first of three stiff-covered comic-books published by Kitchen Sink Press in 1992 to serialize the trilogy before it was collected as the much better known graphic novel Invisible People in 1993. This was the only time an Eisner graphic novel was serialized as stand-alone comics prior to book publication. Sales were disappointing since most Eisner fans were willing to wait for the compilation. Consequently Sanctum and its sister comics are seldom seen or offered for sale. This is a file copy from the Eisner estate.

    Size/Medium/Condition/Price: The pencil layout (page �4� at bottom) was created in two stages: an underlying blue pencil rough with black pencil on top, on 8.5 x 11 inch paper. The finished version (page �2� at lower right) is drawn in brush, pen and India ink on a lightweight Bristol board measuring 11 x 13.75 inches. The speckled texture behind the girls in the malt shop is something Eisner occasionally did using an old-fashioned toothbrush splatter effect, after masking the rest of the page. The reverse has the official Eisner Studio rubber stamp and a second title/page stamp. Both originals are in excellent condition and the Sanctum comic is NM/M. LOT of 3: $1,350

    Provenance: This original art is guaranteed to be authentic. It is warranted to be from the Will Eisner estate, which is exclusively represented by the Denis Kitchen Art Agency (DKAA) via this related web site. No one else has owned this art except Will Eisner and his widow Ann. If you purchase this lot it will come with a DKAA Bill of Sale. This document provides ironclad provenance for insurance purposes, any museum exhibition or possible future resale.

    If you don�t have the book Invisible People, it is still available from the current publisher W. W. Norton, amazon or leading retailers.