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Schumacher, Michael: Will Eisner. A Dreamer’s Life in Comics. New York: Bloomsbury, 2010. (359 S.) 
Resource type: Book
Languages: englisch
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 1608190137
BibTeX citation key: Schumacher2010
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Categories: General
Keywords: Biographie, Eisner. Will, USA
Creators: Schumacher
Publisher: Bloomsbury (New York)
In Will Eisner: A Dreamer’s Life in Comics, Michael Schumacher delves beneath Eisner’s public persona to draw connections between his life and his art. Eisner’s career spanned a remarkable eight decades, from his scrappy survival at the dawn of comics’ Golden Age in the late 1930s to the beginning of the twenty-first century, when Pulitzers began going to graphic novels (a term Eisner is widely credited with creating). Schumacher’s extensive research and interviews with Eisner’s family, friends, and colleagues, as well as other comics creators who have built upon his work, create a detailed portrait of Eisner the man and Eisner the artist.

Table of Contents

1. The Depression’s Lessons (1)
2. A Business for Thirty Bucks (22)
3. Supermen in a World of Mortals (38)
4. A Spirit for All Ages (55)
5. A Private Named Joe Dope (82)
6. Flight (95)
7. Ann (122)
8. Out of the Mainstream (135)
9. Back in the Game (159)
10. Resurrection (175)
11. A Contract with God (187)
12. Outer Space, the City—No Limits (207)
13. A Life Force (223)
14. Winners and Losers (246)
15. The Heart of the Matter (262)
16. Polemics (289)

Notes (313)
Bibliography (339)
Acknowledgments (343)
Index (347)

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