Review: Will Eisner: Champion of the Graphic Novel

This coffee-table book shows how cartoons were elevated to a high literary artform.

Our Verdict

This book rises to the challenge of documenting one of the most important American cartoonists. Tracking the development of his work throughout the course of his long and varied career, Will Eisner: Champion of the Graphic Novel is a feast of a book that serves up stunning art showcasing the artist's enthusiasm for his craft.

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Will Eisner: Champion of the Graphic Novel

Will Eisner's work changed the way comics were perceived

Every artist with an interest in graphic novels needs to know about New York artist Will Eisner. His seminal 1978 work A Contract With God is widely considered the first significant graphic novel, ushering in a new kind of personal, non- superhero storytelling that changed the art of comics forever.

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The Verdict
4.5

out of 10

Will Eisner: Champion of the Graphic Novel

This book rises to the challenge of documenting one of the most important American cartoonists. Tracking the development of his work throughout the course of his long and varied career, Will Eisner: Champion of the Graphic Novel is a feast of a book that serves up stunning art showcasing the artist's enthusiasm for his craft.

Tom May

Tom May is an award-winning journalist and editor specialising in design, photography and technology. Author of the Amazon #1 bestseller Great TED Talks: Creativity, published by Pavilion Books, Tom was previously editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. Today, he is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq and its sister sites Digital Camera World, T3.com and Tech Radar. He also writes for Creative Boom and works on content marketing projects.