Bob Andelman Will Eisner: A Spirited Life

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Will Eisner: A Spirited Life

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The Spirit's creator is immortalized in TwoMorrows' Deluxe Edition of Will Eisner: A Spirited Life

So much more than just a new printing, this expanded, full-color hardcover Deluxe Edition of Bob Andelman's out-of-print biography explores the fascinating life of Will Eisner, detailing a more than 70-year career in which he spearheaded comics for adult readers and created the first widely accepted graphic novel, A Contract with God.

From his childhood to famously turning down a proposal for Superman, to educating Army soldiers in P.S. Magazine and creating The Spirit, Eisner's personal and professional life is told in dramatic detail. Andelman spent almost three years interviewing Eisner prior to his passing, researching his life and work and interviewing friends, family, and colleagues including Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons, Neil Gaiman, Denis Kitchen, Joe Kubert, Stan Lee, Jules Feiffer, Jim Warren, Dave Sim, Denny O'Neil, Neal Adams, and Patrick McDonnell.

In addition to dozens of full-color images from Will's archives and private collections (not found in the original edition), this expanded Deluxe Edition includes a series of new interviews with Drew Friedman, Howard Chaykin, Darwyn Cooke, Sergio Aragones, Ken Quattro, Michael Uslan, and others, which clear the air on some topics left unfinished by the first edition, and add depth to the reader's knowledge of Eisner's body of work.

It features an insightful introduction by Michael Chabon, and a Foreword by Neal Adams.

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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.

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For the latest information on Will Eisner and the biography, Will Eisner: A Spirited Life, please visit the book's authorized web site, aspiritedlife.com.

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