A Spirited Life
A non fiction book by Bob Andelman
Will Eisner's greatest legacy may be the graphic novels he championed and created. It is certain that Eisner is an American original who has made more innovations in his field -- a field that he arguably created -- than any other artist, permanently altering the face of American pop culture. This beautifully illustrated biography explores the fascinating life of Eisner, detailing a career that exceeds six decades in which Eisner spearheaded the cause of comics for adult readers and created the first graphic novel, A Contract with God. His 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, the first super-antihero. 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.
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