|He chronicles his early years establishing himself in the comics industry in his quasi-fictional book "The Dreamer".|
Eisner would hire artists on a salary and arrange for each artist to specialize in a different area like layouts, backgrounds, lettering and so on. He wrote about his "sweat shop" in the Dreamer.
In 1940 Will Eisner was offered a special deal, to create a comic that would be inserted into the Sunday papers and he would get to keep all the rights to his work. This was a opportunity too great to pass up for Will so he broke from Iger and started The Spirit Section.
Along with the 7 page Spirit story, The Spirit Section would contain a 4 page Lady Luck and 4 page Mr. Mystic story.
|Lady Luck was created by Will Eisner and Chuck Mazoujian but it was best remembered for the work that Klaus Nordling did on it.|
|Mr. Mystic was created by Eisner and Bob Powell.|
Eisner was called to war in 1942 and so he got people like Lou Fine to "ghost" the comic while he was away but Eisner came back in 1945 with a vengeance. Eisner would do his most innovative work between 45 and 48.
He would experiment with the form of comics and try crazy new experiments in his later Spirit stories.
He was a master of the comic arts who left an incredible legacy for all those who followed him.
willeisner.com - biography 3 - spirited-work.
The Spirit of comics by Scott Tipton
Will Eisner's early Hawks of the Sea strip