Exhibition “The Spirit of Will Eisner”

Article publié le 29 November 2022

Until Febreuary 26, 2023 at the PAFF of Pordenone

The PAFF! (Palazzo Arti Fumetto Friuli) hosts the first major exhibition in Italy dedicated to Will Eisner. The name of the exhibition refers to the comic strip that made him famous. Eisner, like Jean Gabin in France, had two great careers, celebrated by different generations who found in each of these moments different traits that made these geniuses appreciable.

Born in Brooklyn to Jewish parents who had immigrated from Romania and the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Will Eisner (1917 – 2005) began his career as a comic book writer in the 1930s, and enjoyed success with the character of the Spirit, a cross between a detective and a superhero, a reference that has become a classic in the field. At the end of the 1970s, he returned in force with A Pact with God, the first graphic novel. A work that tells the story of Jewish life in New York at the beginning of the century and the various societal challenges and personal misfortunes. A work that is partly autobiographical.

The exhibition at the Villa di Parco Galvani in Pordenone traces Eisner’s career, presenting 180 originals, including final plates and sketches, and 126 period publications.

PAFF, Villa di Parco Galbani, Viale Dante, 33, 33170 Pordenone PN