By Scott Vanderploeg
Being a devout fan of IDW’s Artist’s Editions line of oversized comic art books I’ve been looking forward to Will Eisner’s The Spirit Artist’s Edition since it’s initial announcement at SDCC 2011.
An oversized, hardcover collection, WILL EISNER’S THE SPIRIT: ARTIST’S EDITION will feature 144 pages of beautiful Will Eisner stories. All the pages in the ARTIST’S EDITION will be scanned from original art to ensure the highest possible quality reproduction. While appearing to be in black and white, each page will be scanned in color to mimic as closely as possible the experience of viewing the actual original art—for instance, white-out corrections and blue pencil notations.
WILL EISNER’S THE SPIRIT: ARTIST’S EDITION ($125, hardcover, black and white, 144 pages, 15” x 22”) will be available in 2012.
Unfortunately several shipping dates have been listed in Diamond’s Retailer database but they’ve all come and gone. I checked with Diamond last week and saw a new date, March 27th; it seemed liked another opportunity for disappointment but in IDW’s retailer newsletter yesterday they had this to say.