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WILLEISNER(1917-2005)• Original page 5 to “The Prediction”(June 19, 1949)
Littleart remains available from the “prime” Spirit storiesfrom the late ‘40s. It doesn’t include The Spirit,but the art is great,combining three distinct tiers: The top tier featuresThe Spirit’s sidekick Ebonysneaking a treasure past twothugs in a fog; in the middle tier Will Eisner breaksup the action with anexplanation of a cold air mass, with beautifully drawnmountains and wind; andin the bottom four panels we see the rightly bound Mr. Millibar attempting to escape usingdynamite sticks. The pageis beautifully drawn, demonstrating Eisner’s topchops.
Medium/Size/Condition:The original is drawn with brush, pen and ink onBristol board measuring 15 inches wide x 22 incheshigh. There is very moderaterubber cement staining just above and below the artwhere title and page numberPhotostats were placed in 1949; Otherwise excellentcondition. The Eisnerstudio rubber stamp is on the reverse.
Provenance:The Will Eisner estate is exclusively represented bythe DenisKitchen Art Agency, an affiliate of Steve Krupp’sCurio Shoppe and Gallery.This drawing is warranted to be an authentic originalcreated by Will Eisner,and sold on behalf of his estate. Note: Image is© Will Eisner Studios, Inc.Reproduction for commercial purposes requirespermission. (Displaying the arton comic art fan sites does not constitute commercialuse.)
Further reference: Much other Eisner art, plusout-of-print graphicnovels, Spirit comic books and magazines,signed serigraphs,his FamousCartoonist Button, and numerous otherEisner-related items areaccessible from our sister store SteveKrupp’sCurio Shoppe. Just type his name (or TheSpirit) into our searchbar.