Will Eisner by Bob Andelman
A Spirited Life

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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. 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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JACK GROPPEL, Ph.D., is an internationally known speaker and business consultant. A pioneer in the development and employment of sport science training techniques and programs, he has a Ph.D. in physiology with a specialty in performance. He is a partner in LGE Performance Systems with James E. Loehr, bestselling author of Stress for Success BOB ANDELMANIS also the coauthor of Built from Scratch, The Profit Zone, and Mean Business.
Published November 15, 2005 by M Press. 376 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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It is highly fortunate that Andelman got to write this authorized biography of the towering American cartoonist Eisner before his death this year at age 87.

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