Chris and Reggie’s Cosmic Treadmill

Weird Comics History, Episode 25 - Will Eisner

January 16, 2018

Artist, Educator, Businessman... Icon!

For this installment of Weird Comics History, Reggie (@reggiereggie) and Chris (@acecomics) discuss the life and times of one of comics' most enduring personalities, Will Eisner!  We explore everything from his childhood, to the foundation of the Eisner-Iger Studios, and even throughout his military service... learning that no matter what the scenario, Eisner and art went hand in hand.

  • Will Eisner: A Spirited Life by Bob Andelman (2005)
  • Will Eisner's Shop Talk (2001)
  • Eisner/Miller interview conducted by Charles Brownstein (2005)
  • Many interviews culled from Alter Ego magazine and around the web


  • Odd Facts. Tempo Star Books. 1975
  • A Contract with God. Baronet Books. 1978
  • Life on Another Planet. 1983
  • Comics and Sequential Art. 1985
  • New York: The Big City1986. ISBN
  • The Dreamer. 1986
  • The Building. 1987
  • A Life Force. 1988
  • Art of Will Eisner (2nd ed.). Kitchen Sink. 1989
  • To the Heart of the Storm. 1991
  • The Will Eisner Reader. 1991
  • Invisible People. 1993
  • Dropsie Avenue. 1995
  • Will Eisner Sketchbook, Kitchen Sink. 1995
  • Graphic Storytelling and Visual Narrative. 1996
  • The Princess and the Frog. 1996.
  • A Family Matter. 1998.
  • Last Day in Vietnam. 2000.
  • The Last Knight. 2000.
  • Minor Miracles. 2000.
  • Will Eisner's Shop Talk. Dark Horse Comics. 2001.
  • Fagin the Jew. 2003.
  • The Name of the Game. 2003.
  • Will Eisner's John Law: Dead Man Walking, IDW. 2004
  • The Plot: The Secret Story of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. WW Norton. 2005.


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TAGS: Will Eisner, Weird Comics History, History, Comic Books, The Spirit, Eisner-Iger, World War II, Golden Age Comics, Denis Kitchen, Kitchen Sink

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