Largest 75-year Exhibition Honoring "The Spirit" Opens at GEM

BALTIMORE, MD…On September 26th, the largest and most important 75-year retrospective exhibition of original comic art from Will Eisner’s The Spirit will go on display at Geppi’s Entertainment Museum at Camden Yards, Baltimore. More than 50 pieces of Eisner’s rare original art have been curated for the event, which runs through March 7, 2016. Some of the artworks are from actual editions of The Spirit, while others document Eisner’s pioneering work in the graphic-novel format.
Completely unprecedented inn its scope and content, the exhibition is timed to coincide with the Baltimore Comic-Con and Baltimore Book Fair so many comic-art fans as possible can have access to the unique archive.
From June 2, 1940 to October 5, 1952, Will Eisner’s The Spirit appeared in a comic-book-size insert in local newspapers around the country, including in Baltimore. Noted for its inventiveness, wry send-ups of the superhero milieu, and its succinct, seven-page lead stories, The Spirit featured a never-give-up title character, strong females ranging from childhood friends to femme fatales, and creatively designed title pages that worked the title into the art.
There will be no additional charge for museum visitors to view 75 Spirited Years: Will Eisner & The Spirit; it will be included in the regular admission charge of $10 for adults, $9 for seniors (55+), and $7 for students ages 5-18.
Geppi’s Entertainment Museum us located at Camden Yards, 301 W. Camden Street, Baltimore. Hours: Tues-Sun 10-6. Closed Mondays. For additional information call 410-625-7060 or visit www.geppimuseum.com.

Largest 75-year Exhibition Honoring “The Spirit” Opens at GEM