|To the Heart of the Storm|
|Page count||208 pages|
|Publisher||Kitchen Sink Press|
To the Heart of the Storm is an autobiographical graphic novel by American cartoonist Will Eisner released in 1991. It tells of Willie's youth as the son of an immigrant family up to World War II.
On its release, writer Tom De Haven gave the book an A rating in Entertainment Weekly , calling Eisner "at the age of 74 ... a risk taker and an artist of astonishing vitality". The book won the 1992 Eisner Award (named for Will Eisner) for Best Graphic Album: New. It also won the 1992 Harvey Award for Best Graphic Album of Original Work.
To the Heart of the Storm was originally released by Kitchen Sink Press in 1991. Kitchen Sink republished it in 1995. After Kitchen Sink's demise in 1999, DC Comics took over the publishing rights to the book, releasing an edition in 2000 ( ISBN 9781563896798). W. W. Norton published an edition of the book in 2008 ( ISBN 9780393328103).
William Erwin Eisner was an American cartoonist, writer, and entrepreneur. He was one of the earliest cartoonists to work in the American comic book industry, and his series The Spirit (1940–1952) was noted for its experiments in content and form. In 1978, he popularized the term "graphic novel" with the publication of his book A Contract with God. He was an early contributor to formal comics studies with his book Comics and Sequential Art (1985). The Eisner Award was named in his honor and is given to recognize achievements each year in the comics medium; he was one of the three inaugural inductees to the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame.
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