The Spirit

Mark Cotta Vaz
Titan Books

This is obviously for the upcoming Frank Miller directed film The Spirit based on the comics by Will Eisner. The pre release buzz is great and I think the movie will be wonderful, especially for fans of Sin City and the 300. The book is a look at the making of the film, there are production shots, artwork, posters and stills. An introduction by Frank Miller who is a long time Eisner and Spirit fan. It’s clear from this introduction that Miller loves this film and the original work and that he’s given his all to do it justice. The book is broken up into sections discussing things from the cast and characters to the origin of the Spirit. They talk about comic book movies and working on green screen and other production insights. It’s a really interesting inside look at the making of a film and the photos and artwork are wonderful. Fans of noir art will enjoy it just for the look of the book.
Seeing this book before I see the movie has done something else, it’s amped up my excitement for the film. I really can’t wait to see this on a big screen.
Buy The Spirit: The Movie Visual Companion

Also just out is THE SPIRIT: A pop up graphic novel. Adapted by Bruce Foster from Will Eisner’s work this is a really great looking piece of art. The artwork is all Eisner and Foster’s work with the setup rocks.Pages slide out, hidden mini books and detailed and elaborate pop ups. The book is from Insight Editions, a publisher that puts out some really fun books.

Buy The Spirit: A Pop-up Graphic Novel