This beautifully illustrated biography explores the fascinating life of Will Eisner, detailing a career that exceeds six decades in which Eisner spearheaded the cause of comics for adult readers and created the first widely accepted graphic novel, A Contract with God. Eisner's influence has been felt by such diverse talents as Batman creator Bob Kane and Jack Kirby. Underground comics legend R. Crumb and Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonists Jules Feiffer and Art Spiegelman have hailed Eisner's cinematic approach to comics and his enduring character The Spirit. From his childhood to educating Army soldiers to famously turning down a proposal for Superman, Eisner's personal and professional life is told in dramatic detail.
Bob Andelman spent almost three years interviewing Eisner, researching his life and work and interviewing his friends, family, and the creative talents he inspired over a seventy-year career. Among those who spoke about their personal experience with Will Eisner were: Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons, Neil Gaiman, Denis Kitchen, Joe Kubert, Stan Lee, Jules Feiffer, Neal Adams, and Patrick McDonnell.
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A Spirited Lifefeatures an introduction by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon ( The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay) and an appreciation by artist Neal Adams. It also includes interviews with many of Eisner's contemporaries, such as Alan Moore ( Watchmen), Dave Gibbons ( Watchmen), Neil Gaiman ( Anansi Boys), Denis Kitchen, Jim Warren ( Creepy, Eerie, The Spirit Magazine, Dave Sim ( Cerebus), Denny O'Neil ( Batman), and legendary Marvel Comics creator and editor Stan Lee.
Author Bob Andelman spent almost three years interviewing Eisner, researching his life and work, and interviewing his friends, family, and the creative talents he inspired throughout the twentieth century. He recounts Eisner's personal and professional life in dramatic detail and illustrates it with dozens of rare family photos and rare Eisner artwork.
A big-screen adaptation of Eisner's popular character, The Spirit, is being written and directed by Frank Miller (Sin City) for release in 2008.From the Author:
For the latest information on Will Eisner and the biography, Will Eisner: A Spirited Life, please visit the book's authorized web site. And there are more recent Q&A interviews with a galaxy of Eisner friends, foes and associates including Darwyn Cooke, Howard Chaykin, Drew Friedman, Denis Kitchen, Bo Hampton, Scott Hampton, Debra Del Prete, Abraham Foxman, Ted Cabarga and Pete Poplaski at the Will Eisner: A Spirited Life Interview Series blog.
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