Will Eisner Birthday Celebration and Film Screening at MoCCA

by Jeff

WEPOASA_DVD_preview Will Eisner Birthday Celebration and Film Screening at MoCCAMedia Release — The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art – MoCCA – and The Will and Ann Eisner Family Foundation are proud to announce that, as part of Will Eisner Week, 2011, they will be presenting a screening of the award-winning Documentary “Will Eisner: Portrait of a Sequential Artist,” followed by a special panel with the film’s makers, Andrew D. Cooke and Jon B. Cooke. The panel will be moderated by Danny Fingeroth, MoCCA’s SVP of Education and co-curator of Will Eisner’s New York: From the Spirit to the Modern Graphic Novel exhibition, currently on view at MoCCA.

“Will Eisner: Portrait of a Sequential Artist” is a full-length feature film documentary about the pioneering comics and graphic novel creator that includes interviews with Eisner and many of the foremost creative talents in the U.S., including Kurt Vonnegut, Michael Chabon, Jules Feiffer, Jack Kirby, Art Spiegelman (who also narrates the film), Frank Miller, Stan Lee, and Gil Kane.

Legendary entertainment industry figure Jeffrey Katzenberg has said of the documentary that it is “entertaining and insightful. A great film about a visionary artist!”

Admission to this event is free for MoCCA members, $5 for the general public.

Space is limited, and reservations are required. To make a reservation, call MoCCA at 212-254-3511.

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