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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It was also really heavy in subject.

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McKean structures the story as a showcase for his array of artistic styles: Hardcoverpages. I think artists just kind of see them and then they think they have to be in their own books and this book has a particular cat that goes in and out of the stories. Open Preview See a Problem? The characters truly stomped on my nerves. So many writers have a thing for cats, that one always went past me.

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The art is amazing, and the people and their voices are unique and terrific to spend time with. The art for this book was amazing. The ones with too much dialogue needed less and vice versa. Arkham Asylum, Violent Cases, etc. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

This book was literally and figuratively heavy. I wasn’t sure at first, its all about cats going through life with the illustrations in black and white. To mxkean other readers questions about Cagesplease sign up.

Interesting comments on God – cycles of creation god created us, we create gods ; all is connected. But he often signals shifts in storytelling mode by switching media or style to ink-wash brushwork, airbrushed photography, white-on-black “woodcuts,” bold near-abstractions or whatever seems appropriate ; when the artwork erupts into full-color paintings and collages, the effect is explosive.


Thankfully we’ve moved beyond this. The story progression gets in sync with the art supp My familiarity with Dave McKean’s work comes from the artwork covers etc.

I know of nothing else like it in British or American comics. Cages non dovrebbe mancare nella biblioteca di ogni appassionato di fumetto. In the world of graphic novels, this is not to be missed.

Hundreds of Comic Book covers and probably book covers. This page was last edited on 29 Novemberat Cages is largely breathtaking in its use of the form. I had a few of the books, but only because the covers were so great. Consequently, I try not to come back to it too much, if it seeps into my work, I doubt anyone would be impressed with the effects!

I think of the scene in which Leo the painter meets Karen in a jazz club and they talk for hours, falling into romantic sympathy. Cages is a story about artists, belief, creativity and cats, illustrated in a stripped-down pen and ink style. Eu nunca havia lido uma obra com texto dele adoro a arte dele para os livros de outrosCages foi a primeira. This was worth the read just for the art.

Apr 16, Kathryn rated it it was ok Shelves: Si tratta di bei fumetti, scritti da autori che stimo enormemente, ma che in definitiva restano comunque I think the main character Cxges ponytail guy wasn’t someone you cared about.

His ventures into more literary territory–the prose creation myths that form the book’s prologue; the excerpts from Jonathan Rush’s novels–are less successful; his recasting of the Rushdie affair as a Christian assault on a white anti-Christian writer is well-meant if geopolitically unpersuasive, but his depiction of Rush’s purgatorial exile, in which, due to some Kafkaesque bureaucracy, he “may only keep what cannot console [him,]” is ingenious.


And who’s to say those are really separate categories, or, ahem, separate cages? Cages plays like experimental jazz, often going so wild that it dissolves into cagees abstraction then rising from the musical madness with solid structure.

And after a two plus hour reading binge I can safely say that this is a masterwork. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.

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Even when the story falters or drifts into endless philosophical chitchat, McKean’s artwork saves the day. Right, see how that all sounds pretty concise and focused? I love Dave McKean’s artwork, his stuff is beeeaauutiful. It’s a huge book. So it was a pleasant surprise to find that his genius carries over on the storytelling level. The ones that were popular mostly.

And, more broadly, McKean frequently uses a nine- or sixteen-panel grid, which also imposes a cage-like design on the page. I didn’t like many. Some absolutely gorgeous silent vignettes.

More from Dave McKean. Sometimes you fly to mcean slightly bigger one, but you never quite have the courage to abandon captivity completely. With mostly black and white and several homages to McKean’s older works, Cages is an artistic journey of both the writer and the characters. It just meant that you were experimenting, in almost a freeform Jazz sort of way. There were moments when I thought the story was dabe to evolve into something more but every time my hopes were dashed.

Cages is no exception.