The Spirit of Will Eisner will round out with presentation from creator’s assistant, Benjamin Herzberg

The Spirit of Will Eisner exhibition now open at Musée Thomas Henry, Cherbourg (2021) - Poster

Following up on our review of the The Spirit of Will Eisner exhibition currently running at the Musée Thomas Henry in Cherbourg, France, comes news that Will Eisner’s former assistant, Benjamin Herzberg, will be giving a presentation to round out its run.

Benjamin Herzberg will give a 90-minute presentation about Eisner’s remarkable career in graphic novels, offering many first-hand insights, having served as Eisner’s assistant for his last two graphic novels, Fagin the Jew and The Plot, and has collected Eisner’s art and memorabilia for decades, and also served on the advisory committee of the Will Eisner Week.

Born and raised in Paris, France, by day he is Program Lead, Private Sector Engagement for Good Governance (PSGG) at the World Bank Institute in Washington, DC, but has been involved with graphic arts for many years, having been a publisher, authored children books, worked on educational comics.

Benjamin’s talk is part of the line-up for Cherbourg’s Immobile Voyageurs pop culture festival, running 27th – 29th August 2021, which also includes a street art exhibition, book fair and cosplay contest.

At present, we don’t know if this will be simulcast, but will add a link to when or if available.

Read our picture-led review of The Spirit of Will Eisner exhibition currently running at the Musée Thomas Henry in Cherbourg, France, closing 29th August 2021, here

• There is more information here on L’esprit de Will Eisner exhibition here on the Musée Thomas Henry web site – including PDFs detailing the exhibition in English

• The catalogue for L’esprit de Will Eisner is available here from 9e Art Références – and is available to UK residents

• The 33rd Annual Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards are announced tonight as part of Comic-Con@Home 2021 – Friday July 23rd 2021 at 7.00 pm Pacific Time (Click For Details)

• Will Eisner – Official Web Site –

• Will Eisner original art gallery on the

• Books by Will Eisner from AmazonUK (Affiliate Link)

With thanks to Paul Gravett

The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.

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