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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. UndergThis 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....

Title : Will Eisner: A Spirited Life
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ISBN : 9781595820112
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 376 Pages
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Will Eisner: A Spirited Life Reviews

  • John Jackson
    2018-10-17 18:54

    There were excellent stories in this book, but sometimes they were a little slow to appear. Way too much time was spent on the on the military jobs--good information but slow reading. Overall, good, but I would only recommend it to big Eisner fans.

  • Jeremy
    2018-11-07 12:51

    I actually stopped reading this book halfway through. I found it dull, plodding, and directionless. Eisner himself recounted some of these stories himself in comic form in "The Dreamer" and "To the Heart of the Storm," both of which were recently reprinted in the excellent Life in Pictures collection. Here they're retold artlessly and uncritically. If it's true that cartoonists lead uninteresting lives compared to the subjects of most biographies, then it falls on the biographer to put their subjects' work and lives into historical or critical context. This book read like a report written by a disinterested high schooler. Needless to say, I would not recommend it.

  • Glen
    2018-11-05 15:56

    A pretty decent biography of one of the founding fathers of comics.