"An American storyteller, like Ray Bradbury, like O. Henry."Neil Gaiman
With an unparalleled eye for stories and expressive illustration, Will Eisner, the master and pioneer of American comics art, presents graphic fiction's greatest celebration of the Big Apple. No illustrator evoked the melancholy duskiness of New York City as expressively as Eisner, who knew the city from the bottom up. This new hardcover presents a quartet of graphic works (New York, The Building, City People Notebook, and Invisible People) and features what Neil Gaiman describes as "tales as brutal, as uncaring as the city itself." From ancient buildings "barnacled with laughter and stained with tears" to the subways, "humorless iron reptiles, clacking stupidly on a webbing of graceful steel rails," Will Eisner's New York includes cameo appearances by the author himself; several new illustrations sketched by Eisner, posthumously inked by Peter Poplaski; and three previously unpublished "out-takes"a treasure for any Eisner fan, and sure to become a collectible. Introduction by Neil Gaiman.
About the Author
Born in New York City, Will Eisner (1917–2005) was the author of the legendary comic strip The Spirit, as well as fifteen graphic novels and three influential instructional textbooks. The comic industry’s top awards, the Eisner Awards, are named in his honor.
Neil Gaiman is the author of the New York Times best-selling A View from the Cheap Seats, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, The Graveyard Book, Coraline, Neverwhere, and the Sandman series of graphic novels, among other works. His fiction has received Newbery, Carnegie, Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, and Will Eisner Awards. His novel American Godsaired as a TV seriesin 2017. Originally from England, he lives in the United States, where he is a professor at Bard College.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A collection of four of Eisner's previous graphic novels.The Building is about a skyscraper and four people. The building was such a part of their lives that now they hang around the building: as ghosts. City People Notebook and New York capture stories and moments, images of New York (and other large cities) - neighborhoods, sounds, smells, objects (mailboxes, fire hydrants, etc).Invisible People contains three stories, all rather bleak, about what happens when people lose everything or everyone in an indifferent city.The black and white illustrations are extremely detailed and capture the sights and sounds of New York City. Recommended.
Nostalgic and touching illustrated works on life in New York City. The first portion, a series of sketches, is by far the most evocative for ex-New Yorkers, a compelling point of view on life in New York, and a reminder of why we left.
Collects four graphic novels and a foreword by Neil Gaiman. Ranging from vignettes and short stories (New York) to short novellas (Invisible people) and a short novel (The Building).