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An exhibit catalogue from the Thomas Henry Museum in Cherbourg-en-Cotentin France that presents four complete Spirit stories, a few random Spirit pages, plus a section on the Spirit's reprint rebirth with Kitchen Sink Books and an interview with Denis Kitchen. All text appears in French and English, translated by Paul Gravett.
The four complete stories are Mr. McDool, The Job, Lilly Lotus, and The second and final installment of Sand Saref. None of these stories have appeared in either volume of Will Eisner's The Spirit Artist's Edition, so this volume is an excellent companion of additional Spirit stories for Eisner fans.
From the publisher:
Will Eisner is one of the most influential creators in American comics. On June 6, 1940, he created 'The Spirit'--a series published in the form of a comic section inserted in the Sunday newspapers--in which he played with the codes of the comic strip. In 1978, he published 'A Contract with God', one of the first graphic novels, the first to have a real impact. Will Eisner has spent his entire life teaching and theorizing about his discipline.
This bilingual catalogue accompanies the beautiful exhibition at the Thomas Henry Museum in Cherbourg-en-Cotentin (05/28/2021--08/29/2021). It was conceived as a giant comic book, and for good reason: it approaches the size of the original comic pages reproduced inside.