Best known for his work with Neil Gaiman, McKean is also an accomplished CAGES. Dave McKean, Author. NBM $50 (p) ISBN 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. My first encounter with Cages by Dave McKean was not coming upon it in a bookstore, or being recommended it by a more well-read friend.

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A Love Letter to CAGES by Dave McKean

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In a lot of Vertigo books. But Mckean, instead of giving us the conversation, gives us pages of flowing pictures, a dance of line and shadow, that shows their mutual attraction more than any literal conversation could.

It also makes sense to divide things this way from a structural point of view, since the first six chapters are essentially setting up the characters, situations, and relationships that will form the basis for the action that occurs in the second half of the book. I’d only read coloured graphic novels before but soon realised it didn’t matter.

And hey, not only does he gift us with some fine illustrations Just to stop the letters. Cages is largely breathtaking in its use of the form. As a painter, graphic novel artist and comic strip teacher, I use to search for a new worlds, to find some new stories to tell to my friends and people that surrounds me.

Through it all hovers the specter of her husband Bill, who she seems to be waiting for. Jan 21, Kayla Burton rated it really liked it Shelves: Il fumetto nasce da una strana alchimia tra narrazione e disegno e, a differenza dell’illustrazione, deve essere capace di raccontare storie.


Reading Cages is like reading Dubliners in an empty, darkened gothic cathedral on some sort of pleasant psychedelic drug. The idea of flawed creation, of the struggles and trials of creation, is a central one in Cages.

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Email required Address never made public. He mixed variety of forms and styles to generate his own brand of visual representation that made the Sandman daave stand out from its contemporaries. Share Tweet Submit Pin.

The anecdote was funny. One section in particular combines real figures in a photography style I don’t know the name of, but it brought a sense of reality into the story that I found particularly unnerving.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. In this book he employs a linear illustrative style that at first may seem simple, but quickly elevates itself into a true artform. It just meant that you were experimenting, in almost a freeform Jazz sort of way.

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The opening chapters, prose on the creation of life, seemed to confirm this. The other brother played spontaneously and wildly, from the heart, but never searched any further to develop his ideas beyond this superficial point. Every day we pass by countless windows with hardly a clue as to how those people are dealing with life. I am looking for recommendations for graphic caegs.

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Most interestingly, the encounter with the strange and threatening men indicates new depths of darkness lurking behind the writer Rush, who is tied to mckeqn strange men by some sinister unseen threads.

I hardly looked inside much cause most of the book carries a less impressive style that his other works But the love always sets me free. And the thing about it is, all the time the artwork is so beautiful and there will be some nice, punchy pages of dialogue or story movement and I sat there reading it swinging between “it’s sooo beeaauutiful” – “it’s pretentious nonsense” – “it’s so beautiful” – “No, it’s definitely pretentious nonsense” until eventually it got to the end and it just started to disappear completely up its own arse.


Customers who bought this item also bought. And who’s to say those are really separate categories, or, ahem, separate mckena And mckkean again, I find myself captured in some sort of cage.

Si tratta di bei fumetti, scritti da autori che stimo enormemente, ma che in definitiva restano comunque Analyzing HellblazerPart 21 13 Mar One person found this helpful. The rest of the book is filled with whole chapters of not-even-secondary characters talking to themselves or a pet about stuff that has nothing to do with anything. This affordable softcover edition provides more readers than ever the opportunity to experience the graphic novel that Terry Gilliam calls “mesmerizing.

Their lives and stories intertwine and relate inevitably to each other in ways that point to the mystery of life. But like a lot of 90’s artists they seem a bit dated.

And whereas he purchased a massive door stopping Jack Kirby omnibus I elected for this strange little volume.