Follow Us On


Will Eisner Original Spirit Art: Cache McStash pg. 5 (1948)

Will Eisner Original Spirit Art: Cache McStash pg. 5 (1948)
    Price: $1,600.00
    Sold Art


    (Note, the image above is rather large so that you can see details.  Give it several seconds to load the 3MG file.  Then click the pop-up.)

    WILL EISNER (1917-2005) • Original Spirit art
    “Cache McStash,” page 5” (1948)

    Will Eisner was assisted in places on “Cache McStash” (September 12, 1948) by Andre LeBlanc. But Eisner’s distinctive inking and feathering dominates this action-packed page. The close-up faces in the 4th panel showcase Eisner’s trademark feathering and chiaroscuro shading in particular. Eisner’s sense of humor is never far from the surface, even in dramatic scenes, and the two crooks beating each other to death with shovels are a perfect example, with the added “Boyngg” sound effects. No Spirit himself, but a great atmospheric Spirit page.

    Medium/Size/Condition: Brush, pen and ink on Bristol board measuring 16.5 inches wide x 22.5 inches high. White tape on the very top and bottom is long-missing. One tiny paste-up correction in 4th panel balloon. Excellent condition.

    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.