Born: 1917 March 6 in New York, New York, United States

Died: 2005 January 3 in Lauderdale Lakes, Florida, United States

Notes: To be confirmed against the Who's Who entry.

Will Eisner's Carl Heck pen name has its own Who's Who entry, details found here:
http://bailsprojects.com/bio.aspx?Name=HECK%2C+CARL


Name:

    Will Eisner Type: Common Alternative Name
    Given name: Will Family name: Eisner

Other Names:

  1. William E. Eisner Type: Common Alternative Name
    Given name: William E. Family name: Eisner
  2. William Erwin Eisner Type: Name at Birth
    Given name: William Erwin Family name: Eisner
  3. Carl Heck Type: Pen Name
  4. Willis Rensie Type: Pen Name

Signatures:

  1. Carl Heck [generic]
  2. Eisner [generic]
  3. Heck [generic]
  4. Heck! [generic]
  5. Will Eisner
  6. Will Eisner [generic]

Awards:

  1. 1967: National Cartoonist Society Awards (NCS Awards) - Comic Book Division
  2. 1968: National Cartoonist Society Awards (NCS Awards) - Comic Book Division
  3. 1969: National Cartoonist Society Awards (NCS Awards) - Comic Book Division
  4. 1971: Shazam Award - Hall of Fame
  5. 1975: Angoulême International Comics Festival - Grand Prix de la ville d'Angoulême
  6. 1975: Inkpot Award - [no name]
  7. 1979: National Cartoonist Society Awards (NCS Awards) - Story Comic Book Division
  8. 1983: Eagle Awards - Roll of Honour
  9. 1986: Yellow Kid Award - Comic Illustrators and Authors
  10. 1987: Kirby Award - Hall of Fame
  11. 1987: National Cartoonist Society Awards (NCS Awards) - Comic Book Division
  12. 1988: National Cartoonist Society Awards (NCS Awards) - Comic Book Division
  13. 1993: Harvey Award - Best Cartoonist
  14. 1993: Harvey Award - Best Writer
  15. 1994: Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award - [no name]
  16. 1994: National Cartoonist Society Awards (NCS Awards) - Milton Caniff Lifetime Achievement Award
  17. 1994: Max-und-Moritz-Preis - Sonderpreis für ein herausragendes Lebenswerk
  18. 1994: UK Comic Art Award - Career Achievement Award
  19. 1995: Premios Haxtur (Haxtur Awards) - Author That We Loved
  20. 1996: Yomiuri International Manga Award - Comic Illustrators and Authors
  21. 1998: Adamson Awards - Adamson Gold
  22. 1998: National Cartoonist Society Awards (NCS Awards) - Cartoonist of the Year
  23. 1999: Troféu HQ Mix - Desenhista estrangeiro (Best Foreign Penciller)
  24. 2003: Premios Haxtur (Haxtur Awards) - Author That We Loved
  25. 2004: Squiddy Award - Best Cartoonist
  26. 2005: Troféu HQ Mix - Desenhista estrangeiro (Best Foreign Penciller)
  27. 2005: Peng! - Der Münchner Comicpreis - Beste deutschsprachige Veröffentlichung eines Comicklassikers
  28. 2015: Harvey Award - Harvey Kurtzman Hall of Fame

Art Influences:

Influences by Will Eisner (b. 1917) were stated by:
  1. Murphy Anderson (b. 1926)
  2. Terry Beatty (b. 1958)
  3. Larry Blake (b. 1952)
  4. E. Nelson Bridwell (b. 1931)
  5. Anthony Burcher (b. 1959)
  6. Orlando Busino (b. 1926)
  7. Steve Darnall (b. 1964)
  8. Tom DeFalco (b. 1950)
  9. Kim Deitch (b. 1944)
  10. J. M. DeMatteis (b. 1953)
  11. Joe Edwards (b. 1921)
  12. Jules Feiffer (b. 1929)
  13. Michael T. Gilbert (b. 1951)
  14. John Giunta (b. 1920)
  15. Jerry Grandenetti (b. 1926)
  16. Cully Hamner (b. 1969)
  17. Bo Hampton (b. 1954)
  18. Gilbert Hernandez (b. 1957)
  19. Phil Hester (b. 1966)
  20. Klaus Janson (b. 1952)
  21. Dan Jurgens (b. 1959)
  22. Erik Kriek (b. 1966)
  23. Paul Kupperberg (b. 1955)
  24. Ken Leach (b. 1947)
  25. Rick Magyar (b. 1954)
  26. David Marshall (b. 1962)
  27. Scott McCloud (b. 1960)
  28. William Messner-Loebs (b. 1949)
  29. Dan Mishkin (b. 1953)
  30. Fábio Moon (b. 1976)
  31. Don Newton (b. 1934)
  32. Graham Nolan (b. 1962)
  33. Michael Avon Oeming
  34. Mike Ploog (b. 1940)
  35. Eric Powell (b. 1975)
  36. R. David Price (b. 1961)
  37. Trina Robbins (b. 1938)
  38. David Schwartz (b. 1954)
  39. Steve Sherman (b. 1949)
  40. Steve Skeates (b. 1943)
  41. Bob Smith (b. 1951)
  42. Steve Stiles (b. 1943)
  43. Timothy Truman (b. 1956)
  44. Neil Vokes (b. 1954)
  45. Mark Wheatley (b. 1954)

Relations:

  1. Owner - Eisner and Iger Studio (b. 1936)
    Notes: Was owner, but also did writing, pencils and inks for the studio during 1937-1939.
  2. Owner - Will Eisner Studio (b. 1940)
    Notes: Will Eisner was the owner of and did writing, pencil, and ink for his own studio, from 1940 to 1941. Studio was located in the Tudor City section of Manhattan, New York City.