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Will Eisner Original Spirit Art: Wanted: Dangerous Jobs pg. 3 (1950)

Will Eisner Original Spirit Art: Wanted: Dangerous Jobs pg. 3 (1950)
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    WILL EISNER (1917-2005) • Original Spirit art
    “Wanted: Dangerous Job,” page 3” (1950)

    This page has most of what collectors are looking for in a Spirit page: The Spirit himself is in several panels, most prominently in the 4th panel where he begins to don a disguise; Commissioner Dolan, who, while not prominent, is clearly present in three panels; there is a beautiful woman (Briget), and an a villain (a dictator no less) and his henchmen. Even sidekick Sammy is present, not to mention the Scotsman. Eisner’s characteristic compositions are noteworthy here: He gives us both worm’s eye and bird’s eye views of the aircraft, along with separate long shots and interior. Nothing lazy about the way he approached the airplane to propel the story. This page has everything accept a fight scene.

    Medium/Size/Condition: Brush, pen and ink on Bristol board measuring 15 inches wide x 22 inches high. White tape above and below the image areas. One small paste-up correction in 7th panel (airplane/runway). 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.