Join the Comic Art Professional Society for a postscript to Will Eisner Week
Finally an event about "The Father of the Graphic Novel" in Los Angeles! Learn about one of the greats of Comics and Sequential Art from those who knew and worked with him. Arrive at 7:30 PM and the full meeting starts at 8:00 PM.
Comic New York at Columbia University --
Columbia's Comic New York Symposium will bring together creators and
academics to discuss the intertwined histories of American comics and
the town where they were born - New York City. FREE and Open to the
Public, the symposium will take place Saturday and Sunday, March 24th and 25th in Faculty Room of the Low Library.
For more information visit the Comic New York Website.
Will Eisner Week comes to Oregon -- thank you Bridge City Comics, especially Shawna Gore, Diana Schutz, and Michael Ring!
Bridge City Comics hosted the Graphic Novel reading Club where the topic was Last Day in Vietnam, Will Eisner's novel about the Vietnam War. Shawna Gore helped to organize the monthly event.
Diana Schutz, Will Eisner's Editor at Dark Horse and Adjunct Professor at Portland Community College, began the evening by talking about the reason for the yearly celebration. "Part of the purpose of Will Eisner Week is to keep his memory alive. He was the most important person in comics ever, and his legacy is worth celebrating. He gave so much to the industry, and pioneered so many things."
The evening continued with discussion about the novel and Will Eisner's other works. Michael Ring from Bridge City Comics commented, "He was the Steve Jobs of comics. He was there during the game changers and pushed things along."
See Christian Lipski's article at the Examiner website.