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The Resource A contract with God and other tenement stories, Will Eisner ; introduction by Scott McCloud

A contract with God and other tenement stories, Will Eisner ; introduction by Scott McCloud

Label
A contract with God and other tenement stories
Title
A contract with God and other tenement stories
Statement of responsibility
Will Eisner ; introduction by Scott McCloud
Creator
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Contributor
Artist
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Author
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Writer of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The revolutionary work of graphic storytelling that inspired a new art form. Will Eisner was present at the dawn of comics. In the 1940s, he pushed the boundaries of the medium with his acclaimed weekly comic strip The Spirit, and with the publication of A Contract with God in 1978, he created a new medium altogether: the graphic novel. It was unlike anything seen before, heralding an era when serious cartoonists were liberated from the limiting confines of the comic strip. Eisner's work was a shining example of what comics could be: as inventive, moving, and complex as any literary art form. Eisner considered himself "a graphic witness reporting on life, death, heartbreak, and the never-ending struggle to prevail." A Contract with God begins with a gripping tale that mirrors the artist's real-life tragedy, the death of his daughter. Frimme Hersh, a devout Jew, questions his relationship with God after the loss of his own beloved child. Hersh's crisis is intertwined with the lives of the other unforgettable denizens of Eisner's iconic Dropsie Avenue, a fictionalized version of the quintessential New York City street where he came of age at the height of the Depression. This centennial edition showcases Eisner's singular visual style in new high-resolution scans of his original art, complete with an introduction by Scott McCloud and an illuminating history of Eisner's seminal work. Now readers can experience the legendary book that launched a unique art form and reaffirmed Will Eisner as one of the great pioneers of American graphic storytelling." -- Publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
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Eisner, Will
Dewey number
741.5/973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN6727.E4
LC item number
C6 2017
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
McCloud, Scott
Series statement
The Will Eisner library
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  • Tenement houses
  • Tenement houses
Label
A contract with God and other tenement stories, Will Eisner ; introduction by Scott McCloud
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • A tenement in the Bronx
  • A contract with God
  • The street singer
  • The super
  • Cookalein
Control code
ocn967417607
Dimensions
27 cm.
Edition
Will Eisner centennial edition.
Extent
xxxiv, 179 pages
Isbn
9780393609189
Lccn
2016058039
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026973621
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o967417607
  • (OCoLC)967417607
Label
A contract with God and other tenement stories, Will Eisner ; introduction by Scott McCloud
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • A tenement in the Bronx
  • A contract with God
  • The street singer
  • The super
  • Cookalein
Control code
ocn967417607
Dimensions
27 cm.
Edition
Will Eisner centennial edition.
Extent
xxxiv, 179 pages
Isbn
9780393609189
Lccn
2016058039
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026973621
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o967417607
  • (OCoLC)967417607

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