By News Editor
Mar 4, 2013 - 10:29
First, join Dark Horse’s editor of Eisner’s works, Diana Schutz, as she gives a special talk, “Will Eisner: Father of the Graphic Novel,” at the Art Institute of Portland on Wednesday, March 6, at 7 p.m. There will be a Q&A session to follow, some very special prizes and giveaways and catering by the Culinary Arts program. Admission is free.
Then, Dark Horse will sponsor a special reading of Last Day in Vietnam at the local recurring “Comics Underground” event at the Jack London Bar in downtown Portland. This special event will feature readings of each of the book’s stories from local comics celebrities Brian Michael Bendis, Matt Fraction, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Michael Avon Oeming, and Dylan Meconis. Erik Nebel, local cartoonist and violinist, will provide special musical accompaniment. Details can be found at comicsunderground.com.
“The comics industry owes so much to Will Eisner, who was a mentor and friend to all of us who love the medium,” said Schutz. “He was there at the start, and through his work and commitment and the generations he inspired, he has given more to comics than anyone else. That’s a legacy worth remembering and celebrating.”
Last Day in Vietnam recounts Will Eisner’s personal experiences with soldiers engaged not only in the daily hostilities of war but also in larger, more personal combat. Some of the stories in this novel are comical, some heartrending, some frightening, yet all display the incredible insight into humanity Eisner was known for. This all-new hardcover edition includes a special intro by Matt Fraction.
Premier comic book retailer Things From Another World is a proud supporter of this initiative, honoring one of the true pioneers of the sequential arts. In addition to spreading the word through its brick-and-mortar stores, it will offer a special selection of Will Eisner and Eisner Award–winning graphic novels, comics, and more at 30 percent off March 1–10 at TFAW.com.
Look for Last Day in Vietnam on sale in your local comic shop this Wednesday.