Wednesday, January 12, 2005

My Favorite Spirits, Day 7

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I conclude my week-long tribute to the late great Will Eisner with a page from the story that Warren titled "Two Lives", which combined the humor that Eisner could do so well with another innovative storytelling approach. "Lives" is the tale of two men, one a henpecked husband, another a convict, who both escape from their prisons and meet by chance, then strike up a "Prince and the Pauper" type bargain, which, of course, doesn't work out exactly as planned for either one. Gotta love those names: Carboy T. Gretch (looks like an anagram, doesn't it?), the jailbird, and Cranfranz Quayle.

R.I.P., Mr. Eisner, and thanks.

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