Signed Limited Edition. This is number 424 of 1000 copies. Signed by the author-illustrator on a large illustrated book plate tipped in to the front free end paper. Also inscribed, "To Wayne, From Will Eisner" on the front paste down. Blue buckram cover boards, with gilt title to spine, clean with no wear. Interior pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is square and solid. Illustrated dust jacket is clean with no tears, price intact on flap. Bookseller Inventory #
An extraordinary autobiography story from a legend in American comics.A roman à clef about Eisner's early years in the thriving comics industry prior to World War II—featuring new annotations that reveal comics pioneers such as Bob Kane and Jack Kirby who appear under pseudonyms.
About the Author:
Will Eisner was born William Erwin Eisner on March 6, 1917 in Brooklyn, New York. By the time of his death on January 3, 2005, Will Eisner was recognized internationally as one of the giants in the field of sequential art, a term he coined.
In a career that spanned nearly eight decades—from the dawn of the comic book to the advent of digital comics—Will Eisner was truly the 'Orson Welles of comics' and the 'father of the Graphic Novel'. He broke new ground in the development of visual narrative and the language of comics and was the creator of The Spirit, John Law, Lady Luck, Mr. Mystic, Uncle Sam, Blackhawk, Sheena and countless others.
During World War II, Will Eisner used the comic format to develop training and equipment maintenance manuals for the US Army. After the war this continued as the Army's P.S. Magazine, which is still being produced today. Will Eisner taught Sequential Arts at the New York School of Visual Arts. The textbooks that he wrote based on his course are still bestsellers. In 1978, Will Eisner wrote A Contract with God, the first modern graphic novel. This was followed by almost 20 additional graphic novels over the following 25 years.
The "Oscars" of the Comic Industry are called The Eisner Awards, and named after Will Eisner. The Eisners are presented annually before a packed ballroom at Comic-Con International in San Diego, America's largest comics convention.
Wizard magazine named Eisner "the most influential comic artist of all time." Michael Chabon's Pulitzer-prize winning novel The Adventures of Kavalier and Clay is based in good part on Eisner. In 2002, Eisner received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Federation for Jewish Culture, only the second such honor in the organization's history, presented by Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Art Spiegelman.
Title: The Dreamer
Publisher: Kitchen Sink Press
Publication Date: 1986
Illustrator: Eisner, Will
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: 1st Edition
Book Description Kitchen Sink Press, 1986. Signed on laid-in plate, #379/1000., 1986. Hardcover. Near fine in near fine jacket, light bumping to corners. Humor: Cartoons, Comics. Ships in a box directly from our store in Santa Barbara, California. Bookseller Inventory # U0878160159
Book Description Kitchen Sink Press, -, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good-. 10.10 X 7.20 X 1 inches used hardcover with dust jacket, Signed by Eisner on specialized bookplate numbered 933/1000 copies. covers lightly scuffed, light bumping to dj edges, no tears, dj is price-clipped. binding remains solid, mild foxing to endpapers, no marks to text, boards and page edges lightly scuffed but clean. Signed By Author. Bookseller Inventory # 10000000120903
Book Description Kitchen Sink Press, 1986. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. c.50pp. Hardback with DJ, VG, author signed and numbered bookplate tiped in on front end page, 848/1000, b&w illustrations, A graphic novella set during the dawn of comic books, Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # w10038999
Book Description Kitchen Sink Press, 1986, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. Fine in Fine jacket. Number 483 of 1000 copies signed by Eisner on bookplate on first endpaper. 1st Edition thus. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 124182
Book Description Kitchen Sink Press, 1986. Hard Cover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Limited/Numbered. New in jacket -- Signed by Eisner on bookplate on front end paper. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 220120
Book Description Kitchen Sink Press, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0878160159