Will Eisner in 2004
|Born||William Erwin Eisner
March 6, 1917
Brooklyn, New York City
|Died||January 3, 2005
Lauderdale Lakes, Florida, U.S.
|Pseudonym(s)||William Erwin Maxwell|
I want to point out to adults that there is a world of good material available to you now in comic form – in this medium – and learn to give it your support because the more you support it, the better the material will be as it comes out.
A key to my thinking has always been the almost fanatical belief that what I was engaged in was a literary art form. That belief was compounded out of ego and necessity, I guess, a combination of the two.
Humor has historically been tied to the mores of the day. The Yellow Kid was predicated on what people thought was funny about the immigrant Irish. When you're different in a society, you're funny.