#82 Frankie Howerd / Will Eisner – 06 March 1917

Frankie Howerd

Francis Alick “Frankie” Howerd OBE (6 March 1917 – 19 April 1992) was an English comedian and comic actor whose career, described by fellow comedian Barry Cryer as “a series of comebacks”, spanned six decades. He was famous for his seemingly off-the-cuff remarks to the audience, especially in the show Up Pompeii, which was characterised by addressing himself directly to the camera and littering his monologues with verbal tics: “Oooh, no missus”, “Titter ye not”, and so on.

Will Eisner

Photo by Alan Light

William Erwin “Will” Eisner (March 6, 1917 – January 3, 2005) was an American comics writer, artist and entrepreneur. He is considered one of the most important contributors to the development of the medium and is known for the cartooning studio he founded; for his highly influential series The Spirit; for his use of comics as an instructional medium; for his leading role in establishing the graphic novel as a form of literature with his book A Contract with God and Other Tenement Stories; and for his educational work about the medium as exemplified by his book Comics and Sequential Art.

Links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankie_Howerd
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Will_Eisner

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