Comics pioneer Will Eisner’s 1978 book, A Contract with God, has been erroneously called “the first graphic novel.” It’s not; it’s not a novel, for one thing, but a collection of short stories set in the same Bronx tenement. Semantics aside, it remains an ambitious, groundbreaking work. Eisner’s vivid characters wail, sing, connive, and fall in love—in the grip of emotions larger than life, yet rooted in it. Now the Scott Eder Gallery is exhibiting original pages, sketches, and drawings from the book for the first time. Brooklyn Brewery provides the drinks for tonight’s opening reception.
Fri., June 14, 6 p.m.; Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m. Starts: June 14. Continues through Aug. 15, 2013

Use Current Location

Related Location

Scott Eder Gallery

Upcoming Events


Sponsor Content


All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories


All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >