REVIEW: Will Eisner’s The Spirit Artist’s Edition (

By Scott Vanderploeg

After much delay, and that’s being kind, I was blown away by Will Eisner’s The Spirit Artist’s Edition. Those reading this who wonder if this book is worth the money should run to their nearest comic shop and buy it while they can.

The Spirit Artist's Edition Cover

The Spirit Artist’s Edition Cover

All the pages in this book have been scanned from the actual original art that was drawn by Will Eisner. This Artist’s Edition measures 15 x 22 inches and is 144 pages long. Each book is shipped in a custom cardboard box for maximum protection.

  • Writer, Artist: Will Eisner
  • HC, 144 Pages, 15” x 22”
  • IDW Publishing
  • $125 USD Suggested Retail

As with all Artist’s Editions, this one is a collection of original inked comic art pages scanned in colour, and as always the end product is stunning. I’m not here to review the material as it’s over sixty years old and has been published in multiple formats since. In this review I’m looking at this book from it’s presentation of material and overall production.

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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).