Exhibition walkabout

Curator-guided tour

Sunday, 18.6.2023
2pm — 3pm

Will Eisner (1917–2005) is not only considered the father of the graphic novel, but also decisively shaped the comic medium on two other occasions in his life: In 1940, he used his series “The Spirit” as a kind of laboratory, in which he explored the possibilities of graphic storytelling. In 1952, he tried out the option of using comics to teach and inform in general societal contexts. The guided tour with Anette Gehrig presents this artist as the most important point of reference in the world of comics, while the Hécatombe exhibition shows how contemporary artists use the comic as an innovative art form.

From 4.30pm onwards, the finissage of the workshop “Stairwell Stories” will be celebrated. Young artists will present their works in the library. Greetings by Anette Gehrig, followed by snacks and drinks.


Will Eisner «Life» aus: «City – A Narrative Portfolio» 1980

Will Eisner

11.3. — 18.6.2023

3797 2519

Cartoonmuseum Basel 2023

Costs: Sfr. 5.— plus entrance fee

No registration required