This week is the sixth annual Will Eisner Week, in which the Will and Ann Eisner Family Foundation helps organize events promoting the late and legendary comics creator, as well as the comics medium and free speech. The week is the one containing Eisner’s birthday (6 March) and includes a stunning line-up of events across the United States (with a few events in Europe too).
Sequart would like to do its part to honor Will Eisner, who deserves more critical attention. Eisner taught so many of us what comics could do, whether through his innovative layouts or his early books about the medium. We’ve thrilled to his pioneering graphic novels. But while we’ve explored his works as readers, a lot of us haven’t explored his works critically. This week is just a drop in that bucket, but it’s a noble start.
Will Eisner Week is Sequart’s sixth themed week. Past themed weeks here at Sequart include: