Will Eisner Centenary Birthday is on 6 March. Born in 1917 Will Eisner’s innovative storytelling, layouts, and art on the comic “The Spirit” inspired a generation, and his acclaimed run of graphic novels beginning with 1978’s A Contract with God helped pioneer the form. “Eisner was not only ahead of his times; the present times are still catching up to him.”—John Updike. So, our first Book of the Month offer just has to be a special edition of “A Contract with God”. Will Eisner is held in such esteem by the comic industry that his name was given to the prestigious award prizes given for creative achievement. Will Eisner himself was a regular participant at the awards until his death in 2005.
A Contract with God – RRP £23.00 Book of the Month price £20.00
Written by Will Eisner
To celebrate the authors 100th birthday is a gorgeous, collectible hardcover edition of Will Eisner’s pioneering graphic novel “A Contract with God”.
Published in 1978, Will Eisner’s revolutionary literary work “A Contract With God” marked the invention of the modern graphic novel. A mesmerising fictional chronicle of a universal American experience, it inspired a generation of sequential artists. Through a quartet of interwoven stories, “A Contract With God” expresses the joy, exuberance, tragedy and drama of life on the mythical Dropsie Avenue in the Bronx. Crafted with the highest fidelity to Eisner’s artistic vision, this edition uses new, high-resolution reproductions of Eisner’s original artwork, bringing new clarity and immediacy to Eisner’s writing, illustration and composition.
Agatha The Real life of Agatha Christie – RRP £12.99 Book of the Month price £11.75
Written by Anne Martinetti, Guillaume Lebeau, Alexandre Franc
In December 1926, renowned crime novelist Agatha Christie disappeared. As the authorities searched for her theories abounded, murder, suicide, even a hoax. After ten days, she was finally found living in a hotel in a hotel in Harrogate under an assumed name. Agatha would never speak of this episode and this time in her life has always been shrouded in mystery. The authors use this period in Agatha’s life as a gateway to explore her real life from her childhood in Torquay through to her amazing success as a crime novelist. A wonderfully entertaining read giving the reader many insights into the real character of Agatha, and revealing her as a complex and thoroughly modern woman.
Exit Wounds – RRP £14.99 Book of the Month price £13.00
Written by Rutu Modan
This book won the Eisner award for best debut graphic novel 2008. A search for a missing lover and Father set in modern Tel Aviv captures the essence and contradictions of living in Israel. Rutu Modan says her comics are “not about explaining the situation of the conflicts in the Middle East but showing a part of life and its more about not looking for the right and wrong of the situation and not looking for closure.”
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