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Shelves: graphic-novel A Contract with God and Other Tenement Stories written and illustrated by Will Eisner, one of the giants in the sequential arts arena, is a perfectly executed graphic novel, which provides the reader a peek at the American experience during the early s.
Through four interconnected graphic stories, Eisner provide insights into the human condition while drawing on the memories of his growing up in New York during that time period. A brief look at Will Eisner as a master graphic artist Born in , Will Eisner was heavily influential in the comic art form and stands tall in the pantheon of all-time sequential artists with such luminaries like Milton Arthur Paul Caniff and Jack Kirby.
At that time the sequential art form and comic books were not considered seriously and was often ridiculed by expert artists. The book presents a selection of four stories, which are interconnected and based on a fictional tenement situated in 55 Dropsie Avenue, the Bronx, New York and narrates the personal and intimate memories that the author have about a bunch of characters from his past.
The tenement was built around when the flow of immigrants after World War I to New York was like a flood.
By the 30s low paid city employees, laborers and their families thrived in these tenements, which became home to a whole first generation of Americans born to their foreign parents. You can detect the dynamics of relationships, the culture, the depression and state of economy and everything that prevailed in the 30s within these frames. She tries to mentor him by giving him an opportunity to train under her and have a career in the show business.
Will Eisner blend past and present to create an artwork based on realism in which he fuses together words and illustrations to give them a similarity to the world of dreams or memories. Since these memories about the people and his views about the surroundings are from way past, they have a certain amount of dullness in his mind, which he recaptures in the illustrations through caricature like figures and a monochrome tone which mimic the world of dreams perfectly on the paper.
Since these are memories from decades back, he resorts to caricature to illustrate the characters as his memory regarding their exact features are hazy. The normal frames or panels associated with sequential art are allowed to take on their integrity. For example, in many cases an entire page is set out as a panel. The text and the balloon are interlocked with the art.
In many pages the traditional box frames are not used; instead the full page is utilized in a manner to maximize the visual impact on the reader. These four social dramas, which are interconnected with their common setting, presented within this graphic novel are at times heart warming and at times heart breaking. They are told with so much candidness so that we can witness almost everything related to life with in these comic panels.
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