Will Eisner Week 2022

Will Eisner Week (March 1-7, 2020) is an annual celebration honoring the legacy of Will Eisner, champion of the graphic novel. This international event is dedicated to promoting graphic novel literacy, free speech, and the sequential arts. Eisner is labeled as one of the most influential comic book artists of all time and popularized the term “graphic novel” with the publication of his book, A Contract with God, in 1979. This year, CALS is celebrating Eisner with author talks, presentations, and more, including:

Eisner Noir: The Mean-ish Streets of Central City

Monday, March 7, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Presented by Dr. Randy Duncan, an Ellis College Distinguished Professor and the Director of the Center for Comics Studies at Henderson State University. He will explore Eisner’s influence on film noir in the 1940s through the development of The Spirit. Take a visual tour of Eisner’s noir stylings that influenced generations of writers and artists as CALS celebrates Will Eisner Week. Register for this event here.

Will Eisner and the Benefits of Comic Books 

Wednesday, March 9, 12:00-1:00pm

This webinar explains the life and history of Will Eisner. A presentation will be given to show how the Army was educated and how we can use comics in educating todays readers. Educator attendees can earn 1-hour professional development credit. Register for this event here.

You can also download, read, or print this comic. Click here.

Or simply celebrate by reading one of the many graphic novels available at CALS through Hoopla.