WILL EISNER WEEK
Will Eisner Week March 1-7 each year recognizes the pioneering talents of the artist who merged the comic books and novels. The week encourages us to read, experience, and dream in graphic art form.
Graphic artist, William Eisner was born on March 6, 1917. In 1978, he published A Contract with God using the term graphic novel to describe the new medium.
Graphic novels take the sequential art form of comic books and expand on it. Often consisting of both fiction and non-fiction, graphic novels tell complete stories with the art of comic books. The week is the perfect time to explore graphic novels, the artists, and the stories behind them.
HOW TO OBSERVE #WillEisnerWeek
During the week, explore graphic novels at the bookstore or library. Introduce graphic novels to friends. Share your work and learn about the art of graphic design. Read about Will Eisner and his work. Share your favorite graphic novels and read them again. Write and create your epic novel or share the one you’ve hidden from the world. Use #WillEisnerWeek to share on social media.
WILL EISNER WEEK HISTORY
Will Eisner Week was created in honor of the man who is considered the father of the graphic novel. The Eisner Awards are presented for creative achievement in the comics industry.