Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Original Spirit!

Here are some real nifty items. These are some original bits of artwork by Will Eisner for the covers of the Warren Magazine reprints from the early 70's. You can really detect the give and take of creation in this artwork from different stages of the process. As you can see, sometimes the covers were sketched out, but a different approach was later adopted.

Below is an example from some years earlier with a preliminary sketch for one of two 60's Kitchen Sink productions.

Below are some more sketches and the 80's Kitchen Sink covers they led to.

And finally here's a collaboration between Eisner and Mark Schultz for the brief series The Spirit - The New Adventures from Kitchen Sink.

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