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Author Schumacher, Michael, 1950-

Title Will Eisner : a dreamer's life in comics / Michael Schumacher.

Publication Info. New York : Bloomsbury, [2010]


Location Call No. Status
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Nonfiction  741.5 SCHUMACHER    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  741.56 SCH86    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  B-EISNER, W.    Check Shelf
Edition First U.S. edition.
Description 359 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [313]-342) and index.
Contents The depression's lessons -- A business for thirty bucks -- Supermen in a world of mortals -- A spirit for all ages -- A private named Joe Dope -- Flight -- Ann -- Out of the mainstream -- Back in the game -- Resurrection -- A contract with God -- Outer space, the city, no limits -- A life force -- Winners and losers -- The heart of the matter -- Polemics.
Summary An iconic figure in the world of comics, Will Eisner has stellar achievements worthy of the reverence. Eisner, his skills sharpened by an apprenticeship and a stint at Manhattan's noted Art Students League, created one of the first comics syndicates at a peak in the comics trend in the 1930s and '40s, recruiting such top names as Lou Fine, Bob Kane, and Jack Kirby. Despite wars, a congressional probe on the "immorality" of comics, and the cancer death of his daughter, Eisner produced remarkable work over eight decades: as a young artist, as the creator of a classic superhero, the Spirit, and as the father of the American graphic novel with his Contract with God trilogy.
Subject Eisner, Will.
Cartoonists -- United States -- Biography.
ISBN 9781608190133 hardcover
1608190137 hardcover
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