Best known for his work with Neil Gaiman, McKean is also an accomplished CAGES. Dave McKean, Author. NBM $50 (p) ISBN Cages PB. Published by Dark Horse Books. anniversary edition of Dave McKean’s groundbreaking and award-winning graphic novel. Features and . Cages opens with an array of short prose pieces, each a variation on the idea of a creation story. This is one of several motifs that McKean.

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Cages (second Edition)

That made it actually really uncomfortable to read. The mundane masked as special can get old pretty fast even though the surrounding art is compelling. The art is amazing, and the people and their voices are unique and terrific to spend time with. I think maybe a scene with Angel when he delivered his grand spoken world performance was nice and his dialect felt real, but the other characters didn’t mean much to me.

Anyway, check this out: I think a lot of people avoid it because it seems pretty intimidating. The Best Books of It was written back in still a decade after the work was done.

It is a lonely task, often seeming hopeless. Of course, I had to go find Cages. The story never quite clicked with me, though.

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Cages by Dave McKean

Cages accesses the same subtle and sensitive world-building pleasures of Dubliners or Cagges, Ohiowith a bit more magic and overt theorizing on the intentions of creation.

Eu nunca havia lido uma obra com texto dele adoro a arte dele mckena os livros de outrosCages foi a primeira. Cages by Dave McKean is my favorite–no superheroes! It isn’t one to read in one sitting all issuesbut after getting th Ok, this book is a tome of genius.

Reading Cages is like reading Dubliners in an empty, darkened gothic cathedral on some sort of pleasant psychedelic drug. His characters, built out of crazily bent lines and splatters, have perfectly choreographed body language, and his daring visual experiments serve the ideological goals of his writing.

Apr 16, Kathryn rated it it was ok Shelves: It is a book of many things, mysterious objects and mysterious creatures. He mixed variety of forms and styles to generate his own mckexn of visual representation that made the Sandman covers stand out from its contemporaries.

I love Dave McKean’s artwork, his stuff is beeeaauutiful. Their lives and stories intertwine and relate inevitably to each other in ways that point to the mystery mcoean life. McKean takes real aesthetic risks, tries things that are not guaranteed to work. An Artist of the Floating World: Refresh and try again. It was also really heavy in subject.


A Love Letter to CAGES by Dave McKean

View Full Version of PW. Thankfully we’ve moved beyond this. Thanks to the publisher mckeann giving me a review copy through Edelweiss. Some absolutely gorgeous silent vignettes.

And it’s not as pretty as Gaiman or, maybe, as profound as Moore or even as funny as the likes of Ennis; it’s singular, it’s its own, it’s a work that deserves recognition. I don’t know, but many of them have cats in them usually black ones.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. We get to see the real pain that only arises in the solitude of a home. McKean writes marvelous dialogue, colloquial and expertly observed. The prose sections of which there were too many were overwritten and the various storylines went on far too long considering their often banal conclusions. Nevertheless, his ideas are demonstrably ambitious and his execution remarkably thoughtful; he explores every angle of the book’s themes, of which I can distinctly count about five and none of which were skimped on in the slightest.