Thursday, May 21, 2015

Will Eisner: A Spirited Life by Bob Andelman

The Spirit's creator is immortalized in TwoMorrows' Deluxe Edition of Will Eisner: A Spirited Life

TwoMorrows Publishing is re-releasing the definitive biography of the man who changed comics storytelling forever.

June 2015 marks the 75th anniversary of The Spirit’s first appearance in Sunday newspapers around the world. This follows the 75th Anniversary of Superman in 2013 and Batman in 2014.

So much more than just a new printing, this remastered and expanded, full-color hardcover Deluxe Edition of Bob Andelman's long out-of-print biography explores the fascinating life of Will Eisner, detailing a more than 70-year career that in which he spearheaded comics for adult readers and created the first widely accepted graphic novel, A Contract with God

From his childhood to famously turning down a proposal for Superman, to educating Army soldiers in P.S. Magazine and creating The Spirit, Eisner's personal and professional life is told in dramatic detail. Andelman spent almost three years interviewing Eisner prior to his passing, researching his life and work and interviewing friends, family, and colleagues.

In addition to dozens of full-color images from Will's archives and private collections (not found in the original edition), this expanded Deluxe Edition includes a series of new interviews which clear the air on some topics left unfinished by the first edition, and add depth to the reader's knowledge of Eisner’s body of work. 

This full-color hardcover is 256 pages long, and retails for $39.95. It is available now in both print and digital editions, through TwoMorrows website (, comic and bookstores through Diamond Comic/Book Distributors, on, and through the company's app on the Apple and Android platforms.

Bob Andelman is a St. Petersburg, Florida-based writer. He is the author or co-author of 15 books, including three bestsellers: BUILT FROM SCRATCH: How a Couple of Regular Guys Grew The Home Depot from Nothing to $30 Billion with Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank; THE PROFIT ZONE: How Strategic Business Design Will Lead You to Tomorrow’s Profits with Adrian Slywotzky; and MEAN BUSINESS: How I Save Bad Companies and Make Good Companies Great with Albert J. Dunlap. He is also the author of STADIUM FOR RENT: Tampa Bay’s Quest for Major League Baseball and co-author of THE WAWA WAYBUILDING ATLANTATHE PROFILER; and KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE MARSHMALLOW. He is also the host of the Mr. Media® Interviews video podcast ( now in its ninth year.

Will Eisner: A Spirited Life (Deluxe Edition)
(256-page FULL-COLOR HARDCOVER) $39.95
(Digital Edition) $12.95
ISBN-13: 978-1-60549-061-8
Diamond Comic Distributors Order Code: DEC141691 

For interviews and review copies, please contact: 
John Morrow, TwoMorrows Publishing

A free preview of the book is available at the publisher's ordering link:



• Emerald City Comics
4902 113th Ave N
Clearwater, Florida
(talk, slideshow, book signing, Mr. Media Interviews by Bob Andelman podcast interview with comics creator TBD, music by The Johnny Zoom Hi-Fi Show) 
Saturday, June 13, Time 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

• Brandon Regional Library
619 Vonderburg Dr
Brandon, FL 33511
(talk, slideshow, book signing) 
Wed, June 24 at 7:00 pm

• Florida Supercon
Miami Beach Convention Center 
(talk, slideshow, book signing) 
Sat-Sun, June 27-28 TIMES TBD

• Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library
2902 W Bearss Ave, Tampa, FL 33618
(talk, slideshow, book signing) 
Tues, July 7 at 6:30 pm

• Barnes & Noble Booksellers 
11802 N. Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL 33618
Saturday, July 11, 2-4 p.m.

• Barbara S. Ponce Library
7770 52nd Street
Pinellas Park, FL 33781
727-541-0805 x1444
(talk, slideshow, book signing) 
Mon, July 18 at 3 p.m.

• SouthShore Regional Library
15816 Beth Shields Way
Ruskin, FL 33573
(talk, slideshow, book signing) 
Mon, July 13 at 2:30 pm

• John F. Germany Public Library
900 N Ashley Dr
Tampa, FL 33602
(talk, slideshow, book signing) 
Wed, July 22 at 6:30 pm

• Clearwater Main Public Library
100  N. Osceola Avenue
Clearwater, FL 33755
727-562-4970, ext. 5284
(talk, slideshow, book signing) 
Saturday, July 25 at 3 p.m. 

• Riverview Branch Library
10509 Riverview Dr
Riverview, FL 33578
(talk, slideshow, book signing) 
Tues, July 28 at 6:30 pm

• Upper Tampa Bay Regional Library
11211 Countryway Blvd
Tampa, FL 33626
(talk, slideshow, book signing) 
Thurs, August 6 at 6:00 pm

• Wizard World Ohio Comic Con, Greater Columbus Convention Center 
September 18-20

• Wizard World New Orleans, La Ernest N. Morial Convention Center 
January 8-10, 2016

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