Free Comics Event Series Celebrates Will Eisner Week
Portland State University invites you to a week of special events to celebrate the hundredth birthday of Will Eisner, the legendary cartoonist whose influence defined the contours and possibilities of American comics in his lifetime and beyond!
Will Eisner Week is an annual celebration around the week of March 6th, every year. It celebrates “graphic novels, literacy, free speech awareness, and the legacy of Will Eisner.” Eisner is best known for championing the development of the graphic novel as a literary form, and for creating The Spirit, the iconic 1940s hero that redefined newspaper comics. However, Eisner’s achievements stretch even further. In celebration of Eisner’s centennial, Will Eisner Week engages with his legacy for a week of thought-provoking events on the PSU campus.
Documentary Screening of “Will Eisner: Portrait of a Sequential Artist”
This award-winning full-length feature film is the definitive documentary on the life and art of Will Eisner, father of the graphic novel, and includes interviews with Kurt Vonnegut, Michael Chabon, Jules Feiffer, and Frank Miller, among others. The documentary will be followed by a discussion between Marvel Comics best-selling writer Brian Michael Bendis and Eisner’s former Dark Horse editor Diana Schutz.
Friday, March 3, 2017 12 noon – 3:30 p.m. Cramer Hall room #150 1721 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201
July 9th, 2017 - Legendary political cartoonist & illustrator Gearld Scarfe with his wife Jane Asher at his opening at The San Francisco Art Exchange. The show, running through the end of July, showcases Gearld’s works for the sets of Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’, done in collaboration with Roger Waters.
I forgot to upload this a few days ago but I doodled this for my pal @nebulousneko and it was my weird attempt at Lotor from Voltron: LD. Now I’m more familiar with the 1984 version of him so I threw a bit of that in this too lmao.
I used C4 from Soupery’s art meme as a pose ref but here ya go!
Legendary “Peanuts” cartoonist Charles M. Schulz was born on this day in 1922. The stories of Charlie Brown and his merry band of neighborhood friends rank among the most iconic comic strips of all time.