ABOUT THE AUTHOR
(1917–2005) is universally acknowledged as one o the great masters o comic book art, beginning as a teenager during the birth o the comicbook industry in the mid-1930s. Ater a successul career as a packagero comic books or various publishers, he created a groundbreakingweekly newspaper comic book insert,
, which was syndicatedworldwide or a dozen years and inuenced countless other cartoon-ists, including Frank Miller, who wrote and directed the major motionpicture based on it. In 1952, Eisner devoted himsel to the then still-nascent feld o educational comics. Among these projects was
, amonthly technical manual utilizing comics, published by the U.S. Armyor over two decades, and comics-based teaching material or schools.In the mid-1970s, Eisner returned to his frst love, storytelling withsequential art. In 1978, he wrote and drew the pioneering graphic novel
A Contract With God
. He went on to create another twenty celebratedgraphic novels. The Eisners, the comics industry’s annual awards orexcellence, are named in his honor.