WILL EISNER WEEK EXCLUSIVE! All week here at 13th Dimension, top artists are picking their favorite Eisner splashes. Today: MIKE ALLRED!
UPDATED 3/17: Will Eisner would have been 100 on March 6. We’ve gathered our best Eisner coverage and are re-presenting it for the occasion. For a complete index of stories, including contributions by Darwyn Cooke, Matt Wagner and Francesco Francavilla, click here. Enjoy.
Last year, the Spirit‘s last cartoonist — Darwyn Cooke — picked Eight Eisner Stories Every Fan Should Read for us here at 13th Dimension. This year, we decided to spread the wealth and asked some of the industry’s foremost artists — including the likes of Allred and Kevin Nowlan, to pick their favorite Eisner splash pages.
Here’s artist Mike Allred:
“My all time favorite Will Eisner splash was Page 3 from The School for Girls, published January 19, 1947 (my future birthday!). The entire page was looking at a house, opened to the viewer like a dollhouse, where every room worked as a panel. Brilliant!
“I loved it so much that I made a big photocopy of it (don’t do this kiddies!) at a very expensive print shop in Germany in the late ’80s and framed it. Soon after, I met Will Eisner for the first time at a movie theater in Frankfurt, Germany. Every time I saw him, year after year at various shows, he proved time and again what a friendly, wonderful, encouraging soul he was.”