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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If you know me, you know that’s rare. Cages is no exception. All of this is handled beautifully, justifying the term “graphic novel” in that pictures do–for theme, for character, for symbol–what words cannot.

Jun 06, Rusty’s Ghost Engine also known as I feel as though I may be lynched for disliking this book. And who’s to say those are really separate categories, or, ahem, separate cages? I think this is my second attempt at reading it fully though.

I hadn’t known much of McKean outside of his cover work for Neil Gaiman and Morrison’s Arkham story and, from the outside, his aesthetic always struck me as too particularly and strangely esoteric, too late 80’s and early 90’s for some reason, reminiscent of Peter Chung of Aeon Flux on a bender. Interesting comments on God – cycles of creation god created us, we create gods ; all is connected.


Art’s peculiar discipline of learning to face the uncertain is pitted against the iron discipline of those who do not believe in the uncertain. The story develops nicely and goes through jarring periods in bizarre scenes, only to recover with a smooth finish at the end of the chapter. Based on the content, I believe this was the aim of Dave McKean.

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Volume three is best if you like self contained chapters but I would recommend volume 1. Mmckean lives and stories intertwine and relate inevitably to each other in ways that point to the mystery of life.

I am looking for recommendations for graphic novels. One of my favorite comics. 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!

Of course, I had to go find Cages. It is not that kind of book. Eu nunca havia lido uma obra com texto dele adoro a arte dele para kckean livros de outrosCages foi a primeira.

Cages is a weird and cool comic highly inspired by Neil Gaiman. McKean combines both photography, mixed media and drawing beautifully to deliver certain emotions and Cages has that mostly bookended in each chapter. McKean writes marvelous dialogue, colloquial and expertly observed. Dave McKean Clare Haythornthwaite.

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Cages by Dave McKean. It was written back in still a decade after the work was done. Thanks to the publisher for giving me a review copy through Edelweiss. You are commenting using your WordPress. A part I remember being in awe of was davd scaffolding towards the beginning, such a wonderful example of McKean’s talent.


It’s a story that relies heavily on visual aspects to make it complete. Every day we pass by countless windows with hardly a clue as to how those people are dealing with life.

This is his magnum opus to date: McKean revealed, via his Twitter account, that he has been in talks concerning adapting Cages into an animated film.

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

Cages plays like experimental jazz, often going so wild that it dissolves into pure abstraction then rising from the musical madness with solid structure. I think it failed in the sense that the story didn’t move enough and the characters csges stuck in this blow-hard kind of way for me.

Anyway, check this out: Retrieved from ” https: McKean has gone on to collaborate further with Neil Gaiman in both print and film.

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