Will Eisner RIP

January 4, 2005 | 1 book mentioned

Over at Beatrice, I saw the posting that Will Eisner has died. Eisner is credited by many with inventing the graphic novel — or at least turning it into the form we recognize today (A Contract with God is his landmark work). Many of today’s most prominent graphic novelists cite Eisner as a major influence. At the moment, none of the major news sites have posted an obit (aside from this brief piece at E&P), but you can expect to see some soon.

UPDATE: Here come the obits: DenisKitchen.com, WaPo, NYT

created The Millions and is its publisher. He and his family live in New Jersey.

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