Join us on March 1- April 30th, 2016, to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Will Eisner's "The Spirit" @ The Poe Park Visiting Center Gallery. Former Bronxite, Will Eisner is considered the GodFather of the comic book and an innovator of the graphic novel. Born in New York City, Eisner, son of Jewish Immigrants,moved though out the city in his early life but was raised in the Bronx during his primary years. Eisner discovered the art of storytelling and illustration, through his day to day activities interacting with other new immigrants and Americans on the streets of Bronx.
Eisner a graduate from DeWitt Clinton High School, learned the trade of a commercial artist and began his career developing and reinventing the Sunday Comic Strip features in Newspapers. "The Spirit" was a syndicated feature of a Noir styled detective, Denny Colt. Shortly after, Eisner along with a team of Jewish Artists under the banner of Iger and Eisner, created what is know today as the Monthly comic book. Will Eisner is the first to view comics as an Educational tool and was the first American to coin the term "Graphic Novel" with the release of " A Contract with God" in 1973, followed by his historical book about a dutch farm which later evolved into the borough of the Bronx, in his Graphic Novel, "Dropsie Ave".
On view at Poe Park Visiting Center will feature lithographs, prints and original art works of the famed, Will Eisner, who passed away on January 3, 2005 at age 87.
Kids Comic Con 10th Anniversary is coming soon!
April 23th, 2016. Be there! http://kidscomiccon.com
MAWA KEEPER OF THE
The Story: Cup O Java Studio/ Bronx Heroes classic tale which transports us to the year 2082. "Mawa Keeper of the Ankh", forces us to see a possible future where mans greed has finally caught up with him. The world is a barren place, its resources are scare and all that remains of humanity is Ankh.