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Alum Wins Eisner for Best Comics-Related Book

Michael Tisserand's KRAZY honored at "comic book industry's version of the Oscars"
August 9, 2017

Detail from Michael Tisserand's book Krazy Kat: George Herriman, a Life in Black and white

Detail from Michael Tisserand's book Krazy Kat: George Herriman, a Life in Black and white
Detail from the cover of alum Michael Tisserand's book KRAZY: GEORGE HERRIMAN, A LIFE IN BLACK AND WHITE

Alumnus Michael Tisserand (BA 1992) last December published Krazy: George Herriman, a Life in Black and White, a biography of the man behind one of the most celebrated and influential cartoons ever published in US newspapers, Krazy Kat (1913-1944): the tale of a black cat in love with a brick-throwing white mouse. Tisserand quickly attracted numerous reviews describing the book as "groundbreaking" (Los Angeles Review of Books), "essential" (Washington Post), and "fascinating" (New York Times). Last month, at what The Hollywood Reporter characterizes as the Academy Awards of the comics world, Krazy received the Will Eisner Comic Industry Award for Best Comics-Related Book, among honors given out to the likes of Batman, Wonder Woman, and the Mighty Thor. (The award ceremony takes place during the annual San Diego Comic-Con.)

Read more about the book and an interview with Tisserand.