View Full Version : Check out my Will Eisner story...

12-21-2006, 01:48 PM

Eric Williams
12-21-2006, 02:34 PM
Very cool, David! I'm getting into Will Eisner's work myself, and I'm sorry I'll never be able to meet him.

12-21-2006, 07:53 PM
That's a hilarious story.

I got to meet Will a few years back, at the Chicago Arts and Humanities Festival. I was down on my luck at the time (out of money, away from what I knew as home), and separated from my comics to boot. I wound up asking him to sign a program - and in the process, babbling like a small child about why I didn't have any of his books on hand. I wound up saying more about myself than was really necessary or appropriate, but I was in such awe of the man I couldn't keep a lid on it. Will was, to nobody's surprise here, incredibly gracious and kind about the whole thing. He passed on not too long after, and that program hangs from my wall. I constantly count myself blessed that I was able to even humiliate myself in front of the man while he was still with us. When I imagine having never gotten to meet him at all... The world is poorer without him in it.