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. In 2013 IDW Publishing released Volume One of Will Eisner’s Spirit Artist’s Edition to universal acclaim (including winning an EISNER award at the 2014 Comic-Con-International—and what could have been more appropriate?). Volume two will contain stories from the same glorious post-war period of 1946 – 1950, along with some of the very best from Eisner’s run. If you are a fan of the first book (or are kicking yourself for missing it), make sure you don’t get caught short—it just doesn’t get any better than this!
•What is an Artist’s Edition?
•AN ARTIST’S EDITION PRESENTS COMPLETE STORIES WITH EACH PAGE SCANNED FROM THE ACTUAL ORIGINAL ART.
•While appearing to be in black & white, each page has been scanned in COLOR to mimic as closely as possible the experience of viewing the actual original art—for example, you are able to clearly see paste-overs, blue pencils in the art, editorial notes, art corrections. Each page is printed the same size as drawn, and the paper selected is as close as possible to the original art board.