First book of the year! This was our January selection for the Graphic Novel discussion group at one of my local bookstores.
A Contract with God by Will Eisner
192 pages / 2006 / 4 Stars / Graphic Novel / 1-1-08
Considered by some as the "first" graphic novel, Will Eisner's A Contract With God is an unapologetic look at tenement living in NYC in the 30s. Taken from his own recollections from his childhood, Eisner creates 4 stories that combine to create a novel that is both unique in its vision as well as brutal in its honesty. Told as much in pictures as in words, Eisner used this book as a stepping stone to creating a body of work using the then blossoming, now growing medium of the graphic novel.
1 / 75 books. 1% done!