Preview: The Spirit Of Will Eisner Newspaper From Sean Phillips, Jonathan Ross, Bryan Hitch, Seth, Ed Brubaker And More

He had copies at Leeds' Thought Bubble, but the official launch will be at Lakes International Comic Art Festival in a couple of weeks. Well, Sean Phillips is local to that show.

And what a launch it will be.

The Spirit Of Eisner newspaper has been commissioned to mark the 100th year of Will Eisner's birth, a celebratory broadsheet newspaper comic, created in a style that homages Will Eisner's original work on the title in his 16 page comics supplement that ran for 12 years from 1940 until 1952 in the United States.

Preview: The Spirit Of Will Eisner Newspaper From Sean Phillips, Jonathan Ross, Bryan Hitch, Seth, Ed Brubaker And More

Featuring a cover by Becky Cloonan, officially sanctioned by the Will Eisner estate, this 12-page broadsheet, co-ordinated by artist and Festival patron Sean Phillips features comic strips… and here is a first sneak peek at a few panels from each.

By Sergio Aragonés (MAD, Groo),

Preview: The Spirit Of Will Eisner Newspaper From Sean Phillips, Jonathan Ross, Bryan Hitch, Seth, Ed Brubaker And More

 

Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips (The Fade Out), 

Preview: The Spirit Of Will Eisner Newspaper From Sean Phillips, Jonathan Ross, Bryan Hitch, Seth, Ed Brubaker And More

John M. Burns (2000AD), Preview: The Spirit Of Will Eisner Newspaper From Sean Phillips, Jonathan Ross, Bryan Hitch, Seth, Ed Brubaker And More

Graham Dury and Simon Thorp (VIZ), 

Preview: The Spirit Of Will Eisner Newspaper From Sean Phillips, Jonathan Ross, Bryan Hitch, Seth, Ed Brubaker And More

Jason Latour (Spider-Gwen),

Preview: The Spirit Of Will Eisner Newspaper From Sean Phillips, Jonathan Ross, Bryan Hitch, Seth, Ed Brubaker And More

Chris Samnee (Captain America)

Preview: The Spirit Of Will Eisner Newspaper From Sean Phillips, Jonathan Ross, Bryan Hitch, Seth, Ed Brubaker And More

Brendan McCarthy (Skin)Preview: The Spirit Of Will Eisner Newspaper From Sean Phillips, Jonathan Ross, Bryan Hitch, Seth, Ed Brubaker And More

Peter Milligan (2000AD), Duncan Fegredo (Hellboy)

Preview: The Spirit Of Will Eisner Newspaper From Sean Phillips, Jonathan Ross, Bryan Hitch, Seth, Ed Brubaker And More

Jonathan Ross (Turf) and Bryan Hitch (The Authority)

Preview: The Spirit Of Will Eisner Newspaper From Sean Phillips, Jonathan Ross, Bryan Hitch, Seth, Ed Brubaker And More

and Seth (Palookaville).

Preview: The Spirit Of Will Eisner Newspaper From Sean Phillips, Jonathan Ross, Bryan Hitch, Seth, Ed Brubaker And More

And a Michael Cho illustration on the back cover along with a number of text pieces.

All the art featured in the publication, which will be launched at this year's Lakes International Comic Art Festival weekend running from the 13th – 15th October, will feature in an exhibition at Kendal's Brewery Arts Centre, in the Warehouse Gallery.

 

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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