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Will Eisner Original Spirit Art: Sammy the Explorer p. 4 (1950) * NOT AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE *
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(1917-2005) • Original Spirit art
11, 1950. Page 4 from “Sammy the Explorer”
has been napping) and The
and “explorer” Sammy are adrift on
a raft somewhere beyond the skyline of Central City.
Sammy’s joke telescope is of no help. Nice all-Eisner page
with no evidence of assistants. Strong inking and bold
flourishes throughout, especially panels 2 and 4. The
final panel is a great example of Eisner’s bird’s-eye view
and economic and expressionistic depiction of the ocean.
pen, ink and wash on Bristol board measuring 15 x 22
inches (38.1 x 52.8 cm). Lower left of 5th panel
(telescope) is a paste-up. Very slight use of white-out in
a couple of balloons, but otherwise excellent condition.
Zip-a-Tone on lens in 4th panel is
Further reference: Much
other Eisner art, plus out-of-print graphic novels,
Spirit comic books and magazines,
Button, and numerous other
Eisner-related items are accessible from our sister
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