Will Eisner's New York

Will Eisner's New York

Life in the Big City

Book - 2006 | 1st ed
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A collection of graphic stories by Will Eisner that capture the gritty underside of New York City and its residents.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393061062
Call Number: GN EISNER
Characteristics: xv, 423 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Alternative Title: New York, life in the big city


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My absolute favorite comic book creator of all time, Eisner is best known for creating The Spirit, and some historians credit him with creating what we now know as the graphic novel. This collection of stories is the Eisner I love the most – a brilliant example of how image and text can become li... Read More »

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Sep 11, 2019

Will Eisner's graphics bring a lot to the story being told.

In this book, Life in a Big City is observed & explored by the author. This is set in New York but could be any large city. There are many touching stories of help and concern. Then there's an exploration of the isolation, crime and exploitation that also occurs.

The most poignant and touching explores the Invisible People, those who the City ignores and engulfs, making them invisible to all. How many lonely, hurt, sad people can a city make invisible? Countless.

Favorites in this book: The Building and Sanctum. (although all vignettes & stories are good)

Well worth a read.


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