Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Graphic Content: Contract with God

The library's Graphic Content discussion group continues in April with Will Eisner's A Contract with God and Other Tenement Stories. The group will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 9 at Comic World, 2255 John F. Kennedy Road, Dubuque.

Eisner was a pioneer of American comics and the prestigious Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards were created in his honor. The 1978 publication of Contract with God helped establish the term "graphic novel" and lead to recognition of the demand for comics dealing with mature themes and complex moralities. With characteristically detailed backgrounds and expressive figures Eisner tells four short stories of life in Depression-era New York tenements.

There is no need to register, just come and enjoy the lively discussion. Copies of the book may be picked up at the Circulation Desk a month before the discussion.

~Andrew, Adult Services

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