Aaron is joined by his good friend and recurring guest, Alex Harner, to discuss the groundbreaking graphic novel, A Contract with God, by Will Eisner. First published by Baronet Books in 1978. A Contract with God is widely considered to be one of the first and most influential "graphic novels" published. Throughout the three books that make up the trilogy, the story covers a wide array of characters and their day to day troubles living in the fictional New York neighborhood, Dropsie Avenue. The stories mostly take place in the 1930's and 40's and draw upon Eisner's own experiences growing up in that time period. In addition to discussing his craft and storytelling abilities, Aaron and Alex discuss Eisner's long lasting influence over the comic art form, as well as his place in comics history.
June 9, 2016