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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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 pure whim today when I should have been doing other things. But all I can do is recommend this amazing pgs long book to you, and you will be next to enter that other- but so close to us – world. Angel describes how dae brother polished his music to a diamond-like level of complexity, but began to lose touch with the meaning behind it. Because you’ll have got all your going to get out this book.

As an artist, McKean has a keen no pun intended eye for composition and a skilled hand for form; every page is beautifully crafted and stylistically evocative, seamlessly blending a number of techniques, materials, and moods to tell an intricate visual story. McKean has constructed his own cage, so that when he does xages it the freedom will taste that mcoean sweeter.

This affordable softcover edition provides more readers than ever the opportunity to experience the graphic novel that Terry Gilliam calls “mesmerizing. The ones that were popular mostly.


The Dreams of Paul Nash. Neither the girl nor the conceit of the changing view show up again, which makes it doubly puzzling what they could possibly mean here. Based on the content, I believe this was the aim of Dave McKean.

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Cages opens with an array of short prose pieces, each a variation on the mckena of a creation story. This page was last edited on 29 Novemberat Retrieved from ” https: Cages is a weird and cool comic highly inspired by Neil Gaiman.

At first, the book looked artsy fartsy, pretentious to me. It is gorgeous, mysterious, and intriguingly philosophical.

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Nov 08, Sookie rated it liked it Shelves: I think maybe a scene with Angel when he delivered his grand spoken world performance was nice and his dialect felt real, but the other characters didn’t mean much to me. The characters are tiresome and their ping-pong dialogue, weary. For most of the book, McKean restricts himself to wobbly, jagged two-tone pen-and-ink drawings, occasionally in the manner of Egon Schiele.

Read more Read less. Cages plays like experimental jazz, often going so wild that it dissolves into pure abstraction then rising from the musical madness with solid structure.

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Even when the story falters or drifts into endless philosophical chitchat, McKean’s artwork saves the day. My familiarity with Dave McKean’s work comes from the artwork covers etc. One of my favorite comics. Jan 17, Luca Frasca rated it it was amazing. Read reviews that mention dave mckean graphic novel jazz musician neil gaiman comic books years ago story told best read comic book read this book cages art artist comics god cage sometimes writer creative pages.


Shadowjac The 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. My hardcover didn’t survive the years, dwve I had to get a replacement copy.

I just read a nice review I’d like to share with you all. The first of these stories seems, on first glance, the most significant, because it represents more a try at creating the world rather than an actual mckaen story. See more, including free online content, on Ed Howard’s author page. There is a plot here of sorts, but not one in which all our questions will be answered who are the agents of Rush’s imprisonment? Those are much more experimental and I loved those You are commenting using your Facebook account.

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Cages is a ten-issue comic book limited series by Dave McKean. I think this is my second attempt at reading it fully though. The whole feels very European, even in its depiction of London, which is shown mostly as dim, narrow, winding, deserted, cobbled streets, a maze of cozy para One of my favorite comics.

If you know me, you know that’s rare. RSS feed for Ed Howard.