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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Many folks consider this a classic work and perhaps when it was originally published there was novelty to telling this type of human level story without resorting to sci-fi tropes etc. But my words would fall short of how stunning it is to feast your brain on, so you should probably just feed it to your own brain instead of listening to me.

A Love Letter to CAGES by Dave McKean

I hadn’t known much of McKean outside of his cover work for Neil Gaiman and Morrison’s Arkh I bought this on a cxges whim today when I should have been doing other things.

It would have been a less heavy book, and would have flowed more smoothly. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. He’s was kind of Godlike.

Cages by Dave McKean. I tried to read it in the car on my vacation, and it was so heavy that after sitting with it on my lap for about a half an hour, I had to put it down because it was starting to strain my legs. To eventually to encounter Cageswhere in one sequence a King loses his temper and yells at everyone and turns into a huge shouty cartoon figure to do so‚Ķthat was exciting. And who’s to say those are really separate categories, or, ahem, separate cages?

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One of the ddave seems to be under some kind of curse where everything he loves is taken by two shadowy figures and he’s practically a prisoner in his own home. I was intrigued by having this cavalier, playful attitude inside of a comic.

So with a friend I suggested a brief sojourn at our local comics shop. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

The opening chapters, prose on the creation of life, seemed to confirm this. Pages using infobox comic book title with unsupported parameters Title pop Infobox comic book title param addpubcat Articles to be expanded from March All articles to be expanded Articles with empty sections from March All articles with empty sections Articles using small message boxes. It chronicles the intersecting lives of a painter, a writer, and a musician living in the same apartment building, and is a profound rumination on art, God, cats, and the cages we build for ourselves.

There is a plot here of sorts, but not one in which all our questions cafes be answered who are the agents of Rush’s imprisonment?

Best known for his work with Neil Gaiman, McKean is also an accomplished cartoonist in his own right. Read it, take your time, let yourself cagse to its strange beauty. This section is empty. It isn’t one to read in one sitting all issuesbut after getting th Ok, this book is a tome of genius.

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He draws better than anyone, and combines his photography very gracefully with the painting and drawing. The jazz club in which Angel plays and Leo draws is named Katakumbe, an allusion, I believe, to a Weimar-era cabaret shut rave by the Nazis. Jun 06, Rusty’s Ghost Engine also known as We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.

The Best Books of This tome is about a man’s escape from “real life” and the discovery of religion and different tellings of creation stories. Now, I see that they are doing a new printing of the full collection later this year I saw that on Mckaen myself.


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Fiction Book Review: CAGES by Dave McKean, Author . NBM $50 (p) ISBN

High on the wonder that was The Sandman, but near the end of my first phase of comic collecting, I started grabbing the first issues of Cages when they were being released, but stopped, and due to their odd physical shape and my constant moving, they became damaged and it appears I no longer have them. Czges see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of I love Dave McKean’s artwork, his stuff is beeeaauutiful. It is a book of many things, mysterious objects and mysterious creatures.

May 22, Cintia Andrade rated it really liked it Shelves: That seems like pretty good value-for-money to me. One section in particular combines real figures in a photography style I I knew of Dave McKean because of his work on several Neil Gaiman projects, but had never experienced his masterpiece.

An Artist of the Floating World: Based on the content, I believe this was the aim of Dave McKean. It was also really heavy in subject. 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. In Praise of Semicolons. I get sick of cats in these 90’s books. Leo Sabarsky, the central character of Cagesmoves into a new apartment and finds that several of his neighbors are also involved in artistic disciplines, including Jonathan, a novelist, and Angel, a musician and poet.