Podcast episode 4 – Pete’s show notes

Will Eisner’s early years

Here’s a list of most of the reference materials I read while putting together the first part of my Will Eisner profile in episode 4 of The Lakes International Comic Art Podcast.
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Alter Ego issue 48

Twomorrows Publishing has a great range of titles exploring comic history. Issue 48 concentrates on Eisner’s early years and includes an interview with the man himself on his days working with Quality comics.

http://twomorrows.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=98_55&products_id=302

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The Dreamer

Eisner’s own retelling of his time as a comic book artist before developing the Spirit, it’s a thin volume and essential reading.

Available from Amazon

 

The Comic Detective

Ken Quattro unearthed the original court transcripts of the DC vs Fox Wonder Man trial.

http://thecomicsdetective.blogspot.co.uk/2010/07/dc-vs-victor-fox-testimony-of-will.html

 

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Comic Book Artist, Vol 2, No. 6

Tribute issue to Will Eisner with contributions from some of the biggest names in comics. Available as a digital download from Twomorrows Publishing

 


If you’re interested in the period of the birth of the comic book industry, the following books are brilliantly informative…

 

Men Of Tomorrow: Geeks, Gangsters and the Birth of the Comic Book

by Gerard Jones

Wonderfully evocative exploration of the era.

 

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay Paperback

by Michael Chabon

Winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Literature, a fictional tale of two comic creators during this era.

 

Book club with Michael Chabon

Radio 4 interview with Michael Chabon about The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, he talks about interviewing Will Eisner for the book.

 

 

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