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Name: Will Eisner                                                                 
Birth name: William Erwin Eisner                                                 
Born: 6 March 1917 Brooklyn, New York City, New York                             
Died: 3 January 2005 Lauderdale Lakes, Florida                                   
William Erwin Eisner (March 6, 1917 - January 3, 2005) was an acclaimed American 
comics writer, artist and entrepreneur. He is considered one of the most         
important contributors to the development of the medium and is known for the     
cartooning studio he founded; for his highly influential series The Spirit; for   
his use of comics as an instructional medium; for his leading role in             
establishing the graphic novel as a form of literature with his book A Contract   
with God and Other Tenement Stories; and for his educational work about the       
medium as exemplified by his book Comics and Sequential Art.                     
In 1988, the comics community paid tribute to Eisner by creating the Will Eisner 
Comic Industry Awards, more commonly known as "the Eisners", to recognize         
achievements each year in the comics medium. Eisner enthusiastically             
participated in the awards ceremony, congratulating each recipient.