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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Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: But my words would fall short of how stunning it is to feast your brain on, mcmean you should probably just feed it to your own brain instead of listening to me. Hardly anything is happening, but at the same time there’s so much substance if you care enough to open yourself to it.

The revelation of private feelings mfkean how everyone wears a mask in their public life. It’s like old school noir films where an entire scene features nothing but a man staring at pool table and smoking a cigarette.

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

I felt not a single connection to any of the characters. Cages is a story about artists, belief, creativity and cats, illustrated in a stripped-down pen and ink style.

Discover what to read next. McKean has gone on to collaborate further with Neil Gaiman in both print and film. 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! But that aside, it was a huge book for me, in ways it would take cagfs ages to realize. mckeaan


Cages by Dave McKean

I finally, over twenty years later, remembered that I haven’t read these yet, and now I feel like a fool. Views Read Edit View history. Shadowjac Mckeqn Sandman by Neil Gaiman, the first volume has some Batman stuff but no Batman in it and is dark but after that it’s mostly original stories.

I found myself getting lost in Dave Mckean’s work, and being a deep thinker myself this was definitely food for thought. It’s a story that cqges heavily on visual aspects to make it complete. I bought this on a pure whim today when I should have been doing other things.

We get to cges the real pain that only arises in the solitude of a home. I hadn’t known much of McKean outside of his cover work for Neil Gaiman and Morrison’s Arkh I bought this on a pure whim today when I should have been doing other things.

Cages by Dave McKean. You can help by adding to it. Filled with complex characters, intriguing flights of fancy, and all the beautiful visuals you’d expect from the director mckeab MirrorMask, Cages is McKean’s magnum opus.

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One of my favorite comics. Based on the content, I believe this was the aim of Dave McKean. McKean’s drafting and design skills are hugely impressive, continually pushing the boundaries of how much can be done with a few expressive lines.

In Defense of Pevear and Volokhonsky. 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. Return to Book Page. McKean combines both photography, mixed media and drawing beautifully to deliver certain emotions and Cages has that mostly bookended in each chapter.

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Sep 30, Yair Ben-Zvi rated it it was amazing. Sometimes you fly to a slightly bigger one, but you never quite have the courage to abandon captivity completely. I think this is my second attempt at reading it fully though.


Categories Categories Select Category art biography book reviews comics creative writing drama essays fiction film literary criticism literature memoir music philosophy plays poetry politics psychoanalysis religion science sociology of literature the ecstasy of michaela Uncategorized work writers writing year in books. Ok, this book is a tome of genius.

If “Cages” had been a straight novel, I wouldn’t have finished it. Beginning in he produced the covers for Gaiman’s celebrated series The Sandman, all its collected editions and many of its spin-offs, and the Batman graphic novel, Arkham Asylum: There was a sense of play at work. 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, or even in a college class.

mckwan Be warned though when I said volume 1 is dark I mean it the rest of the series is much lighter though. Eu sou absolutamente apaixonada pelo uso que ele faz dos mckeah para criar uma arte verdadeiramente multimeios. But there was no sense of stylized cartooning in there, just more pouches and more treads on the boots.

He defined a certain kind of style and although his work today is still impressive and beautiful some of the old stuff seems dated.

It was altogether more strange than that. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.

Him and a few other guys sometimes get lost in that 90’s nostalgia. Because he wanted to. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.