Will Eisner Week

Celebrate Will Eisner Week with us

Love graphic novels? Have a passion for comics? Explore the life and work of Will Eisner with Seymour Library. Will Eisner (1917-2005) was a trailblazer in the comic book world, showing the public that comics could be a genuine form of literature and popularizing the term graphic novel. His landmark comic series The Spirit (1940-1952) was noted for its expressive artwork and experiments in content and form.

Panel & Film Screening

Geek Culture expert Ed Catto will host a panel on Celebrating the Comics Medium: An Appreciation of Comics as Literature at Seymour Library on Monday, March 6th at 6:30 pm. The panel will provide an overview of Eisner’s work and highlight other graphic novels that demonstrate the enduring power of Eisner’s convictions. There will be a screening of the 2008 film adaptation of Eisner’s The Spirit after the panel.

Will Eisner Documentary

The documentary Will Eisner: Portrait of a Sequential Artist will be held at the Auburn Public Theater on Tuesday, March 7th at 7 pm.  A brief intro by Ed Catto will proceed the film.

Prizes and Giveaways

Comics donated by Dynamite publishing company and free tickets donated by Syracuse’s Salt City Comic Con (June 24th-June 25th) will be randomly given away during each event.

A special thank you to the Will & Ann Eisner Family Foundation Inc., Dynamite publishing company, Syracuse’s Salt City Comic Con, Paul Levitz, Ed Catto and Auburn Public Theater.