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Will Eisner Art: Captain Ahab Pencil Sketch (2003)

Will Eisner Art: Captain Ahab Pencil Sketch (2003)
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    WILL EISNER (1917-2005) • ”Captain Ahab” (2003)

    Will Eisner adapted Herman Melville’s classic novel Moby Dick both for a younger reader’s graphic novel and for a never finished public television adaptation. The pencil illustration shown here was probably related to one of those projects. The blank bar at the bottom suggests a book plate, possibly for a European publisher, but we do not know if an inked version was ever published. It is nonetheless a superb portrait of Captain Ahab, the obsessed peg-legged whaler.

    Medium/Size/Condition: The original drawing is 8.5 x 11 on a middleweight white paper, covered by a protective sheet of vellum taped at the top. It is signed and dated ‘03.

    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.

    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.