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WILL Eisner Art: Wraparound Cover to Spirit Magazine # 26 (1980)

WILL Eisner Art: Wraparound Cover to Spirit Magazine # 26 (1980)
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    WILL EISNER (1917-2005) • Exceptional Original Cover Art (lot of 2)
    “Spirit Magazine #26 cover” (1980)

    This is the very last of Will Eisner’s great wraparound Spirit Magazine covers remaining in the family’s archives, and this one is exceptional: The Spirit is beautifully drawn, with Eisner’s trademark feathering evident in every masterful fold of cloth. The Spirit strikes a dramatic pose, wielding a rare weapon, a sword, while battling Baron Von Shlozz (12/28/47 Spirit), and simultaneously keeping a wary eye on the libidinous Nylon Rose (4/7/46 Spirit). This outstanding original has everything you want in a classic cover: prominent hero, beautiful woman, interesting villain, large size,  and dramatic layout. After this one, there are no more great wraparounds in inventory! This original art comes with a near-mint copy of Spirit Magazine #26 (Dec 1980).

    Medium/Size/Condition: Blue pencil, brush and ink on white Bristol board measuring 20 1/8 inches wide x 13 1/8” high. It is mounted on a heavy dark board measuring 22.25 x 15”. The large and full wraparound cover is all original, including the logo signature and the logo itself (though, except for the possessive “S” they are glued or taped to the larger original. A second signature (+ date) are in the lower right corner. Excellent condition.


    [No-interest installment payments can be arranged on high ticket items.]

    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.