SDCC (audio): Why Will Eisner Still Matters at 100

On the panel was Paul Levitz, Jackie Estrada, Maggie Thompson and Paul
Dini. They first discussed why Will is not just important, but still
relevant. Will owning his work and expanding the readership of comics
into the bookstore market. Will as a person, how he adapted over the
years and his communicating through images. Will as a teacher, role
model, how he made changes to the Eisner Awards, his ability to tell
short stories, the line between art and craft and how Will balanced and
transcended them. They also discussed his treatment of fans, the human
reaction in his stories, the cinematic method of telling his stories,
exposing people to Will’s work and Ebony.

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