With publishers leaving Diamond for Penguin Random House (PRH), the days of a neat and tidy solicitation from all the publishers are gone. Individual publishers’ listings will be posted on a monthly basis as I discover them. Links for pre-ordering the books will come later, so please watch this post for updates.
Will Eisner’s The Best of The Spirit Artisan Edition
Will Eisner’s work on The Spirit was, in its way, as groundbreaking as Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane. Both artistic achievements rewrote the book on sequential storytelling and had lasting impacts on all that followed them.
Featured within these pages are 17 Spirit stories all from Eisner’s peak period, 1946 – 1950, generally regarded as his best work on The Spirit. Eisner is also considered to be the founding father of the Graphic novel, with the publication of A Contract with God in 1978. He is also the namesake of the Eisner Awards, the “Academy Awards” of the comics industry, held each year at Comic-Con International.