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Will Eisner: Profession: Cartoonist

Genres: Special Interest, Documentary, Animation, Based on Comic Book, Biography

Cast: Bill Sienkiewicz, Denis Kitchen

Director: Marisa Furtado, Paulo Serran

Synopsis: This award-winning, three-part documentary explores the remarkable and lengthy career of Will Eisner, a pioneering cartoonist whose work continues to impact popular culture.

Part 1: Spirit:
All about Eisner's most famous character, The Spirit, who debuted in 1940 and has been continuously published around the world.

Part 2: The Dream:
Eisner's dream of being recognized as an artist through his media is revealed, including how his meetings with underground cartoonists in 1978 led him to produce his first graphic novel which revolutionized the field.

Part 3: Master Class:
Eisner demonstrates at his drawing board the techniques related to his books, The Art of Storytelling and Comics and Sequential Art.

Features interviews with Art Spiegelman, Bill Sinkiewicz, Denis Kitchen, Jerry Robinson and Ann Eisner, plus Brazilian cartoonists (Angeli, Guazzelli, Lailson, Mauricio de Souza, Ota, Ziraldo) and French and Belgian artists Jano and Francois Shuiten.

Language: English

Country of Origin: United States of America

Production Year: 1999

Will Eisner: Profession: Cartoonist

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  • Release Date: Dec 16th, 2008
  • Catalog Number: ID5147OSDVD
  • UPC: 0014381514728
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 288
  • Color Format: Color
  • Audio: Dolby Digital 1.0 L/R
  • Language: English
  • 16:9: No
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Closed Captions: No
  • Subtitle:
  • Special Features:
    • A Clip

    • Carmela and the Naked Lady

    • The Loving Laugh

    • A Magic Touch