712 Will Eisner documentary talk with Andrew Cooke and Jon Cooke! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Today’s Guest: Andrew Cooke, Jon B. Cooke, documentary filmmakers, Will Eisner: Portrait of a Sequential Artist

Will Eisner: Portrait of a Sequential Artist (2010), documentary

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Will Eisner, circa 1997, in 'Will Eisner: Portrait of a Sequential Artist'

Will Eisner, circa 1997, in ‘Will Eisner: Portrait of a Sequential Artist’

Andrew Cooke and Jon Cooke – yes, they’re brothers – have devoted roughly eight years of their lives to producing and distributing the documentary film, Will Eisner: Portrait of a Sequential Artist.

I know the Brothers Cooke pretty well and feel their pain because for several years, we were on somewhat similar career tracks.

ANDREW COOKE audio excerpt: “The best times making this movie were the quiet times and those times were shared in the company of his wife, Ann. So witty and engaged, so charming together. I just really enjoyed their company.”

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Back in 2002, I met Will Eisner when he interviewed me to help him write his autobiography. Three years later, that became the only authorized biography that one of the founding fathers of modern comic books and graphic novels cooperated on, Will Eisner: A Spirited Life.

What I didn’t know for the longest time as I spent hour upon hour with Will was that paralleling my book research were Andrew and Jon Cooke, who were simultaneously developing a documentary on the American master. We connected by phone for the first time about midway through our respective projects and both debuted the finished products at a graphic novels symposium at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC in October 2005 – 10 months after Eisner’s passed away at age 87.

Sadly, it’s taken Andrew and Jon this long to get a DVD of their wonderful documentary, Will Eisner: Portrait of a Sequential Artist, out to the public. But it was well worth the wait and I’m delighted to help my old comrades get the word out.

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About Mr. Media® Interviews-Bob Andelman

Bob Andelman is the host and producer of Mr. Media® Interviews. He is also the author or co-author of 16 books, including The Wawa Way with Howard Stoeckel, Building Atlanta with Herman J. Russell, Fans Not Customers with Vernon W. Hill, founder of Commerce Bank and Metro Bank UK, Mind Over Business with Ken Baum, The Consulate with Thomas R. Stutler, The Profiler with Pat Brown, Built From Scratch with the founders of The Home Depot, The Profit Zone with Adrian Slywotzky, Mean Business with Albert J. Dunlap, and Will Eisner: A Spirited Life. Click here to see Bob Andelman's Amazon Central author page. He is a member in good standing of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (member page).