Exhibit: Will Eisner, Spirit of the Graphic Novel (September 17, 2013 – March 2, 2014)

Discover American Will Eisner (1917-2005), considered a world comic strips’ masters in the 20th century in Brussels from September 17, 2013 to March 2, 2014!

Widely considered one of the masters of comics in the 20th century, William Erwin “Will” Eisner (1917-2005) was an American cartoonist and writer. One of the earliest cartoonists, he became first known for creating “the Spirit” (1940-1952), an upholder of the law in a blue suit and soft hat whose only dress reference to the earlier superheroes is the little mask he wears over his eyes. But Eisner’s fame depends as much on the invention of the term “graphic novel”, a format for artworks that he would trace in the second part of his life telling of urban life, Jewishness and more generally the relations between men. Based on a unique collection of original documents, the exhibition in the Belgian Centre for Comic Strip Art in Brussels thus honours one of the founders of modern comics. The Eisner Award was established in 1988 in Eisner’s honor, and is given to recognize achievements each year in the comics medium; he was one of the three inaugural inductees to the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame.

This exhibition is based on an exceptional collection of original documents and pays homage to one of the founders of the modern comic strip.

Date : 
September 17, 2013 until March 2, 2014
 Belgian Centre for Comic Strip Art
20, rue des Sables / Zandstraat 20
B-1000, Brussels
02 219 19 80
02 219 23 76
website: http://www.comicscenter.net/en/home (EN) | http://www.stripmuseum.be/nl/home (NL) | http://www.cbbd.be/fr/accueil (FR)
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