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Will Eisner

Biography

Will Eisner

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, following complications from open heart surgery, 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 seventy years and eight decades --- from the dawn of the comic book to the advent of digital comics --- he truly was the "Orson Welles of comics" and the "father of the Graphic Novel."

Will Eisner