He had copies at Leeds’ Thought Bubble, but the official launch will be at Lakes International Comic Art Festival in a couple of weeks. Well, Sean Phillips is local to that show.
And what a launch it will be.
The Spirit Of Eisner newspaper has been commissioned to mark the 100th year of Will Eisner’s birth, a celebratory broadsheet newspaper comic, created in a style that homages Will Eisner’s original work on the title in his 16 page comics supplement that ran for 12 years from 1940 until 1952 in the United States.
Featuring a cover by Becky Cloonan, officially sanctioned by the Will Eisner estate, this 12-page broadsheet, co-ordinated by artist and Festival patron Sean Phillips features comic strips… and here is a first sneak peek at a few panels from each.
By Sergio Aragonés (MAD, Groo),
Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips (The Fade Out),
Graham Dury and Simon Thorp (VIZ),
Jason Latour (Spider-Gwen),
Chris Samnee (Captain America)
Peter Milligan (2000AD), Duncan Fegredo (Hellboy)
Jonathan Ross (Turf) and Bryan Hitch (The Authority)
and Seth (Palookaville).
And a Michael Cho illustration on the back cover along with a number of text pieces.
All the art featured in the publication, which will be launched at this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival weekend running from the 13th – 15th October, will feature in an exhibition at Kendal’s Brewery Arts Centre, in the Warehouse Gallery.