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EISNER AND IGER STUDIO 
 Studio personnel 
  EISNER, WILL (dir/wr/pen/ink/) 1937-39 > 37 38 39 
EISNER, WILL 
 Source (some data) 
  Additions: Malcolm Whyte 2006  
 Name and vital stats 
  EISNER, WILLIAM ERWIN [1917-2005] (artist; writer; publisher; editor)  
 Biographical 
  Aka BILL EISNER  
 Pen names 
  FARRELL COBB; ERWIN; WILLIAM ERWIN; CARL HECK; WILLIS NERR; ED WOOD ?  
  Many variations of Will Eisner's name were used as house names at QUALITY and FICTION HOUSE; not all occasions were Eisner  
  WILLIS B. RENSIE; W. MORGAN THOMAS; MAJOR THORPE; ERWIN WILLIS  
 Education 
  DeWitt Clinton High School [Bronx]; Art Students League under George Bridgman  
 Influences 
  Lynn Ward (wood cutter and engraver); George Herriman  
 Member 
  Cartoon Art Museum '84-2004 Founding Advisory Board Member  
  International Museum of Comic Art , board member '91  
  National Cartoonists Society (charter member)  
 Print Media (non-comics) 
  Art Director: Eve Magazine  
  Artist: 1930s New York American [newspaper staff] > 30 31 32 32 34 35 36 37 38 39 
  Artist: 1947 Ev'ry Little Bug Sheet Music [drawing of The Spirit] > 47 
  Artist: 1950 Cover of Baltimore Colts giveaway > 50 
  Artist: Album covers: 1983/87 Tantra's Il Macumba '83; The Spirit: Ev'ry Little Bug '87 > 83 87 
  Artist: Cartoon Art Museum's 2rd Collector's Print 1988 > 88 
  Artist: Contributor: N.C.S. Portfolio  
  Artist: Dustjacket: 1970 What Your Major Does > 70 
  Artist: Magazines: Street and Smith pulps  
  Artist: Scholastic Book Services  
  Cover Artist: Spark Generator 2002 Cartoon Art Museum's fundraising publication  
  Editor: Firepower [World War 2]  
  Producer: 1951-70 PS magazine [Army monthly] > 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 
  Writer & Artist: Non-fiction: Paperbacks: How Your Congressman Works; Helicopters in Action  
  Writer & Artist: Non-fiction:Paperbacks: 1985 Space Vehicles; Comics and Sequential Art > 85 
  Writer & Artist: Non-fiction:Paperbacks: 1996 Graphic Storytelling > 96 
 Performing Arts 
  Producer: World Explorer Program: multi-media social studies 1967-69 > 67 68 69 
 Other career notes 
  Business Executive: 1958 Merged with Koster-Dana [reading rack co.] > 58 
  Business Executive: 1962 Started American Visuals [President] > 62 
  Business Executive: 1965-70s Had R&D contract with the Dept. of Labor for Job Scene > 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 
  Business Executive: 1971 Bought out Bell-McClure Syndicate; withdrew from company > 71 
  Teacher: School of Visual Arts c1973-c89 > 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81,82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 
 Fine Arts 
  Exhibitor: Invisible Lives: The City of Will Eisner, one-man art show 1993 > 93 
 Additional biography 
  A Gallery of Rogues: Cartoonists' Self-Caricatures 1998  
  Alter Ego #48 May 2005  
  Art of Will Eisner, 1982/89  
  Cartoon Annual 1974  
  Cartoonews #20  
  Cartoonist PROfiles #15, 1972  
  Comic Book Artist #4, Spr., 1999  
  Comic Book Marketplace #39 Sep., 1996  
  Comic-Con International San Diego 2004  
  Comics Journal #46-47 May. & July, 1979; #100 Jul., 1985  
  Fantarama #4/5, 1979  
  Funnyworld #21  
  Great Comic Book Artists 1986 book  
  Inside Comics #4  
  International Journal of Comic Art #1:1, Spr/Sum., 1999  
  Masters of Imagination, 1994 book by Mike Benson  
  Panels #1, 1979  
  Ron Goulart's Comics History Magazine #3, Spr., 1997  
  Video: Comic Book Greats Vol 11: Will Eisner 1992  
  Will Eisner Color Treasury 1981  
  Will Eisner: A Spirited Life, biography 2006 by Bob Handelman  
  Witzend #6, 1969  
  World Encyclopedia of Comics 1976/99  
 Honors 
  Academy of Comic Book Arts Shazam for Hall of Fame  
  Cartoon Art Museum's Sparky Award 2001  
  Diamond Lifetime Achievement Award 1991 > 91 
  Eagle Award (U.K.) Roll of Honor 1983 > 83 
  Eisner Award Best Archival Collection 1995 > 95 
  Eisner Award Best Best Comics-Related Book: Graphic Storytelling 1997 > 97 
  Eisner Award Best Graphic Album (new or first US publication) 1992 > 92 
  Grand Prix (Angouleme, France) 1975 > 75 
  Harvey Award Best Cartoonist 1993 > 93 
  Harvey Award Best Graphic Album (original work) 1992 > 92 
  Harvey Award Best Reprint Project 1988 > 88 
  Harvey Award Best Writer 1993 > 93 
  Inkpot Award (San Diego Comicon) 1975 > 75 
  Jack Kirby Hall of Fame Award 1987 > 87 
  Museum of Cartoon Art Hall of Fame Award  
  National Cartoonists Society Award Best Comic Book Art (story strips) 1980 > 80 
  National Cartoonists Society Reuben 1999 > 99 
 Syndication 
  LADY LUCK [Sunday] (wr/) 1940 for Register And Tribune Syndicate > 40 
  ODD FACT [daily] (wr/pen/ink/) 1975-76 panel for Register And Tribune Syndicate > 75 76 
  SPIRIT, THE [Sunday] (wr/pen/ink/) 1940-52 for Register and Tribute Sundicate > 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 
 Comics in other media 
  CONNIE ROD (wr/pen/ink/) in Army Motors during WW-2  
  HALF MAST (wr/pen/ink/) in Army Motors during WW-2  
  JOE DOPE (wr/pen/ink/) 1951-c70 in PS Magazine > 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 
  JOE DOPE (wr/pen/ink/) c1943 in Firepower during WW-2 > 43 
  JOE DOPE (wr/pen/ink/) in Army Motors during WW-2  
  JOE DOPE (wr/pen/ink/) in The Flaming Bomb during WW-2  
  SPIRIT, THE (wr/pen/ink/) 1966 in The Herald Tribune Magazine > 66 
  SPIRIT, THE (wr/pen/ink/) 1991-99- in Comics Buyer's Guide, trade paper > 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 
 FUNNY PAPER BOOK STORE 
  Covers (pen/ink/) 1977 for SPIRIT: FIRST 93 DAILIES graphic album reprint; cover is new > 77 
  SPIRIT: FIRST 93 DAILIES~ (dir/wr/pen/ink/) 1977-80 > 77 78 79 80 
 Creator 
  DIARY OF DR. HAYWARD; INSPECTOR DAYTON  
  DOLLMAN; ESPIONAGE; UNCLE SAM  
  HAWK OF THE SEAS; Z-5; SHEENA; SPIRIT  
  THE RAY; BLACK CONDOR; BLACKHAWK  
  THE STRANGE TWINS; X-5; SPENCER STEELE  
 Promotional comics 
  OPERATION AND PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE~ (wr/pen/ink/) 1969 > 69 
  SPIRIT MAN~ [The Spirit] (wr/pen/ink/) 1944 reprint > 44 
  Various features (pen/ink/) for Penny King Company  
 French comics 
  SPECIAL USA~ (pen/ink/) 1986 > 86 
 Overseas comics 
  HAWK OF THE SEAS (wr/pen/ink/) 1937 > 37 
  SCRAPPY (wr/pen/ink/) 1937 > 37 
  UNCLE OTTO (wr/pen/ink/) 1938 > 38 
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