Southeastern's Sims Library to honor Graphic Novelist Will Eisner

Monday, March 6, 2017
by: Tonya Lowentritt

     HAMMOND – Ever read a graphic novel? If so, you have Will Eisner to thank. Eisner, a legendary comic book artist, is considered the father of the modern graphic novel. Since this year marks the centennial of his birth, Southeastern Louisiana University’s Sims Memorial Library will host a celebration of Eisner and his contributions to graphic novels and storytelling on Tuesday, March 7, at 5 p.m. at Sims Library.
     “English Instructor Sherri Craig will host a celebration of Will Eisner and the rise of the graphic novel, featuring an overview of Eisner’s contributions to the genre,” said Sims Library Director Eric Johnson. “A panel of independent artists, including Tedd Walley and Jessie W. Craig, will discuss their work and share advice with budding graphic novelists and artists.”
     The program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Craig at 985-549-5787 or

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