So, I went to Google this morning as I do many mornings. Instead of the usual logo, I saw this:
Pretty cool, huh? It's a take-off on the neat logos that graced so many of the title pages on Will Eisner's most famous creation, "The Spirit" from the 1940s and early 1950s and Google did this in observation of what would have been Will Eisner's 94th birthday.
The company also posted an article from writer/artist and critic Scott McCloud about Eisner on their official blog.
If you click on the logo on the actual Google page, there's a pre-made search that lists several top sites devoted to Eisner and "The Spirit". If you're not familiar with Eisner's work, but love comics, you owe it to yourself to visit some of them and read up... and perhaps even think about getting one or two of the many different reprint volumes that collect some of Eisner's celebrated, groundbreaking series.
The same is true if you love old movies. Few creators nailed the femme fatale type character more effectively than Eisner did in his writing and art. If you enjoy crime dramas from the 1940s and 1950s, I suspect you will LOVE "The Spirit."
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