If you haven’t heard of The Escapist, that’s okay, he isn’t a real superhero. Or is he? In the fictional novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, the two protagonists create a comic hero during the Golden Age of comics as a way to escape from their past, but in the process, author Michael Chabon created a character that would transcend the novel form and actually make it to the comic pages.
Ever wanted to see how a great page is created? Check out the Will Eisner: A Spirited Life Interview blog for a great rundown of how Will Eisner and Alex Saviuk worked to complete the pages for Dark Horse’s The Escapist series, in which The Escapist meets The Spirit. If you are an artist, fan of Eisner’s work (who isn’t?), or just someone who enjoys the creation process, you should check the site out. Included on the site are the splash page and five additional pages from the story. Simply amazing… via Will Eisner: A Spirited Life Interview blog (link)