Saturday, March 05, 2005

Will Eisner

This is an illustration I did for a Comic Book Artist Magazine and their tribute issue to Will Eisner. I have long been fascinated by Eisner's work and I've studied how he does comics for many years and he has proven to be a big inspiration and influence. This piece is based on Eisner's classic "The Spirit: The Story of Gerhard Shnobble", a story about a man who can fly.

Ilyn is actually quite ecstatic about this piece because she says I got lucky in getting Willl Eisner's likeness just right. And it's true. I just lucked into it because likenessess have always been my weakness. That's why I can never be a working portrait artist. It requires talent beyond what I can do.