Books Arrive Tomorrow!
After a long and arduous journey over the great Pacific Ocean and a cross-country road trip, THE LOST WORK OF WILL EISNER is finally arriving at the Locust Moon offices tomorrow morning! We are busy as beavers, getting ready for a weeks-long dive into packing and shipping. When you next see us, we may be more tape than man. Pray for us.
As soon as we get the books, we'll start fulfilling orders. It won't be a quick process, but we're committed to getting everything shipped out by the end of August. The books are truly beautiful, and I think you'll all be very happy once you're holding them in your hot little hands.
Until then, here's a little aperitif to tantalize your Eisner-related desires. I took another trip up to the Berkshires last weekend to see Denis Kitchen, Eisner's agent, publisher, and the author of the intro to LOST WORK. We were talking mostly about some exciting future projects we're working on, but we did have a chance to dig into some Eisner stuff. I thought I'd share a few exclusive photos with the most Eisner-loving folks I know.
Mr. Kitchen himself, rummaging through his endless (and I mean endless) Eisner archives:
The master's tools! Denis offered me one of Will's brushes but I really feel they should be given to cartoonists.
A drawing from Will Eisner's high school years -- contemporaneous with the stuff published in LOST WORK.
A painting from the same era. Eisner had very little art hanging in his home -- but the vast majority of what he did display was, surprisingly, work he did in his teenage years.
Some storyboards for an animated television series Eisner was pitching in the 1980s.
Eisner's art table. The same one he had for his entire career, apparently.
OK pals! That's all for now. Just a taste to whet you're whistle. I've got to get back to work. Tomorrow's a big day.
Nobody has a palette jack I can borrow, do they?