Fans of Comics and Graphic Novels: Read On!
Comics and graphic novels aren’t just for kids anymore! You can visit an exhibition, to see the artistic and story telling innovations in today’s comics, many of which owe a debt to Will Eisner. He was instrumental in moving the storytelling form from quick jokes to longer stories with nuanced plots. His life and work is celebrated at Will Eisner: The Centennial Celebration 1917-2017. If you want to flash a beautiful smile, in real life, talk to us.
Where Is This Art on View?
You can see over 80 of Eisner’s artworks in the form of fine art digital lithographs at the
Rocky and Gabriella Mountain Gallery in the Central Library
14 West 10th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105
When May I Visit the Exhibit?
The Central Library hours are posted on the library website. The Central Library branch is open daily, with a variety of hours throughout the week. The exhibition will be open to the public until Sunday, Sept. 2.
Delve Deeper Into Eisner’s Life
The library will host guest speaker Denis Kitchen, an artist, colleague, business associate and friend of Mr. Eisner’s. Whether you have loved comics and graphic novels for a long time, or are just beginning to see the attraction, you will likely enjoy and learn from Mr. Kitchen’s presentation.
More Respect for Will Eisner
Along with the exhibit at the Central Library, the 30th Annual Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards were announced on July 20, at ComicCon in San Diego . These awards honor those who have built on or exhibited the spirit of Eisner’s contributions throughout the comic book industry, in a variety of ways.
Where May I Get Further Information?
Contact the Kansas City Library by phone at 816-701-3400 to find out more about the exhibition, or the program with Denis Kitchen.