Le Corbusier (born Charles-Édouard Jeanneret) and his cousin Pierre Jeanneret designed and built an eight stories high apartment block in the Boulogne-sur-Seine quarters in Paris. The “Immeuble Molitor” flat was realized between 1931 and 1934, it was the first ever residence with an entirely glass front. Le Corbusier lived and worked in the penthouse apartment/studio until he passed away in 1965.
The Spirit, is a long time favourite comic of mine. Mostly because of the drawings by Will Eisner. They have that lovely ‘Film Noir’ touch to it, same goes for the story. In a nutshell; The Spirit is an urban-crimefighter who get’s beaten up a lot. He attracts the most seductive and dangerous femmes fatale, but is in love with ‘Plane- Jane’. The stories are always set in the inner city and feature it’s ‘street-level’ criminals.
In 1973 Kitchen Sink Press reprinted issues of classic (1940/1952) Spirit stories. Eisner created some brand new Spirit material as well. He made an updated Spirit in the form of single-page strips that are, sort of, political cartoons.
The Spirit TV series, 1987. No, I’m not mentioning the movie.
From 1978 on Mr Eisner created several modern graphic novels. He is also known as ‘The father of the graphic novel’. These are great as well…… but that’s another story.