Will Eisner: A Spirited Life (deluxe Edition)

Hardcover | June 2, 2015

byBob AndelmanContribution byWill Eisner

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  • An expanded, full-color deluxe edition of the out-of-print biography thatexplores the fascinating life of Will Eisner, detailing a more than 70-yearcareer where he spearheaded comics for adult readers and created the firstwidely accepted graphic novel, A Contract with God.
  • Eisner's influence has been felt by such diverse talents as Batman creatorBob Kane and Jack Kirby, as well as underground comics legend R. Crumb andPulitzer Prize-winning cartoonists Jules Feiffer and Art Spiegelman — allhave hailed Eisner's cinematic approach to comics, and his enduring characterThe Spirit. From his childhood to famously turning down a proposal forSuperman, to educating Army soldiers in P.S. Magazine, Eisner's personaland professional life is told in dramatic detail. Author Bob Andelman spentalmost three years interviewing Eisner prior to his passing, researching hislife and work and interviewing friends, family, and colleagues including AlanMoore, Dave Gibbons, Neil Gaiman, Denis Kitchen, Joe Kubert, Stan Lee, JulesFeiffer, Neal Adams, and Patrick McDonnell.
  • In addition to hundreds of full-color images from Will's archives andprivate collections (not found in the original edition), this expanded DeluxeEdition includes a series of new interviews with Drew Friedman, Howard Chaykin,Darwyn Cooke, Sergio Aragones, Michael Uslan, and others, which clear the air onsome topics left unfinished by the first edition, and add depth to the reader'sknowledge of Eisner’s body of work.
  • Featuring an insightful introduction by Michael Chabon.

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An expanded, full-color deluxe edition of the out-of-print biography thatexplores the fascinating life of Will Eisner, detailing a more than 70-yearcareer where he spearheaded comics for adult readers and created the firstwidely accepted graphic novel, A Contract with God. Eisner's influence has been felt by such diverse talents as Bat...

Will Eisner was born March 6, 1917 in Brooklyn, NY. As a child he worked for printers and sold newspapers. He attended De Witt Clinton High School in the Bronx, where his artwork first appeared in the school newspaper. His first job was at the New York American, but he lost that and found a job with WOW What a Magazine! in 1936. He cre...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.8 inPublished:June 2, 2015Publisher:TwoMorrows PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:160549061X

ISBN - 13:9781605490618

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