Princeton, Wisconsin: Kitchen Sink Press, 1988. Hardcover (26 x 18cm); pp. 139, [5, blank]; stiff, glossy covered boards, brown, black and blue illustrated covers with lettering in black, white and yellow; light peach endpapers; number 600 of 1250 signed copies as noted on a bookplate illustrated by Eisner and tipped in at the ffep.
Head and tail of spine as well as corners are gently pushed and lightly abraded; spine and top edge are a touch sunned; bottom edge lightly scuffed; edges of text block, endpapers, first and last pages are foxed, pages are otherwise mostly clean with occasional spotting to the outer margins. Item #1293
William Erwin Eisner (1917-2005) was one of the earliest artists to work in the American comic book industry. The term 'graphic novel' can be attributed to the publication of Eisn'ers book 'A Contract with God' after Baronet Books released and marketed it as such.
In 'A Life Force' Eisner examines the lives and dreams, hopes and fears of characters during and surviving the Depression of the 1930s.
Provenance: Private collection, Brisbane.