Ernie Weiss is a washed-up stage magician whose remaining hope lies in his ageing mentor, Al Fosso. But Al is slipping further into senility with each passing day. Meanwhile, Esther O'Dea, Ernie's ex-love, struggles to find peace in her own life, and then a con-man sets some mysterious plans in motion that will affect the futures of them all.
Jason Lutes was born in New Jersey in 1967. He worked at Fantagraphics Books in Seattle before publishing his first graphic novel, Jar of Fools. His current project Berlin: City of Stones, about the city and its people between the wars, is currently being published in serial form before being collected into a single edition book.