Will Eisner’s The Spirit: Artist’s Edition Arrives (Scoop)

Will Eisner's The Spirit: Artist's Edition (IDW)

Will Eisner’s The Spirit: Artist’s Edition (IDW)

The latest and longest awaited volume in IDW Publishing’s Artist’s Edition series makes its debut this week as Will Eisner’s The Spirit: Artist’s Edition arrives in stores on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. One of the first announced in the series, this is the week that fans decide whether or not it was worth the wait (we vote “yes,” in case anyone’s asking).

Like the other offerings in the series, the pages have been scanned in full color at the original size from the original black-and-white artwork. This process shows everything from original corrections, paste-ups and editorial marks to aging of the art board in amazing detail. In the cases of older work such as this, these volumes have often provided the finest reproduction the art has ever received.

Though known to later generations for his long form work in graphic novels beginning with A Contract With God, Eisner’s work on The Spirit was done in short, complete stories. This created the chance for IDW’s Scott Dunbier, editor of their Artist’s Edition line among other projects, to highlight a wide selection of the master cartoonist’s work.

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Bob Andelman is the host and producer of Mr. Media® Interviews. He is also the author or co-author of 15 books, including The Wawa Way with Howard Stoeckel, Building Atlanta with Herman J. Russell, Fans Not Customers with Vernon W. Hill, founder of Commerce Bank and Metro Bank UK, Mind Over Business with Ken Baum, The Consulate with Thomas R. Stutler, The Profiler with Pat Brown, Built From Scratch with the founders of The Home Depot, The Profit Zone with Adrian Slywotzky, Mean Business with Albert J. Dunlap, and Will Eisner: A Spirited Life. Click here to see Bob Andelman's Amazon Central author page. He is a member in good standing of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (member page).