In BillBaroud  's collection
Will Eisner, Jules Feiffer, The Spirit:
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The Spirit: "Wreck of Old 78" - PL 3+5+6

Comic Strip
1950
Ink
57 x 36 cm (22.44 x 14.17 in.)
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Title page - Pl1
Page 2 de l'histoire
Page 4 de l'histoire
Page 7 de l'histoire

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En 1950, Will Eisner est débordé. Il consacre moins de temps au Spirit. Pour les trois planches présentées et liées ensemble ici, les personnages sont de la main d'Eisner.
Les décors et les 4 autres planches en images additionnelles ont été réalisées par Jerry Grandenetti, collaborateur d'Eisner.

L'histoire est basée sur un livre pour enfants: "The little engine who could" et sur une chanson du folklore américain du 19ème siècle: "The wreck of Old 97".

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About Will Eisner

William Erwin "Will" Eisner (March 6, 1917 – January 3, 2005) was an American cartoonist, writer, and entrepreneur. He was one of the earliest cartoonists to work in the American comic book industry, and his series The Spirit (1940–1952) was noted for its experiments in content and form. In 1978, he popularized the term "graphic novel" with the publication of his book A Contract with God. He was an early contributor to formal comics studies with his book Comics and Sequential Art (1985). The Eisner Award was named in his honor, and is given to recognize achievements each year in the comics medium; he was one of the three inaugural inductees to the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame.