Will Eisner passed away yesterday. It’s impossible to describe how great a story teller he was. He wrote for adults in a format associated with children. He elevated what you could do with a comic book and even his sixty year old stories made me laugh and think. I loved his creation, The Spirit, and I can never help smile when I see the masked detective and his femme fatales.
On a selfish note, I noticed that he died at the age of 87 and had just finished yet another graphic novel. If an 87 year old man can keep writing, than a 31 year old porn writer can get off his ass and write something, don’t you think?
I’m not sure if you would appreciate a story about four friends with submissive secrets, Mr. Eisner, but you reminded me how precious good story telling really is.