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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Denis Kitchen’s underground art comes home to Wisconsin

Will Eisner, creator of The Spirit and the graphic novels A Contract With God and A Life Force, used to joke about a "Wisconsin mafia" in the comics world. Or, to be more precise, the comix world, the "x" signifying the kind of adventurous, creative and confrontational graphics produced by such underground luminaries as R. Crumb, Art Spiegelman, Bill Griffith and Harvey Pekar...
04.14.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By David Luhrssen
Will Eisner is ranked with the eminent stylists of 20th century comics. The comic industry�s annual awards are called the Eisners in his honor. His most influential cartoon may have been a post-World War II series called The Spirit, a dark story in an inky black urban landscape where the rain seldom ceased. The hero was a masked crime fighter in a crisp dark suit accented by a flaming red neckti...