Reproduction of: A Contract with God and Other Tenement Stories

A Contract with God and Other Tenement Stories by Will Eisner cover, a man in a spread eagle stance yelling at the sky

Reproduction of: A Contract with God and Other Tenement Stories

Written by Will Eisner

New York, W.W. Norton & Co., 2006

7" x 10"

Wilson Library, University of Minnesota Libraries

Will Eisner made his first landmark contribution to the comics tradition as the creator of The Spirit, a fastidiously drawn, noir-ish strip about a masked vigilante crime fighter. The Spirit ran in Sunday supplements from 1940 to 1952.

In the 1970s, Eisner experimented with long-format comics. In 1978, Baronet Books published his A Contract with God, which is often cited as the first modern American graphic novel. It inaugurated a series of similar works examining the trials and tribulations of New York City's immigrant communities.


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