Thursday, March 17, 2016
7:30 – 9:00pm
Amphitheater, 209 East 23rd Street, 3rd floor, New York, NY
Free and open to the public
The SVA Library and the National Cartoonists Society present a panel discussion on the influence of pioneering comics artist and longtime SVA faculty member Will Eisner. The event is part of Will Eisner Week, a worldwise series of events celebrating comics, graphic novels and the legacy of the comics visionary. Panelists include Ray Billingsley, creator of the syndicated comic strip Curtis; Joey Cavalieri (BFA 1979 Media Arts), writer, DC Comics senior editor and BFA Cartooning faculty member; John Holmstrom, cartoonist and founder of Punk magazine; Paul Levitz, writer, former president of DC Comics and author of Will Eisner: Champion of the Graphic Novel; and Joe Quesada (BFA 1984 Media Arts), illustrator and former editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics. The discussion will be moderated by Ed Steckley, Reuben Award-winning illustrator and president of the National Cartoonists Society, Manhattan chapter.