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Kitchen Sink Press, 1998 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 496 pages
At last -- Dave McKean's landmark Cages as it was meant to be seen and read: a true novel in visual form. Eight years in the making. McKean is an artist with something important to say. In Cages, he has created a fully-realized microcosm, a world consisting of a street, a night club and an apartment house. With this, McKean has a means to comment on mythology, art, God, creation, sex, love and hate. For McKean, Cages is, "the closest I've come to describing my world." And Cages is a beautiful world.

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User Review  - mrgan - LibraryThing

A fascinating book, immediately impressive in its sheer physical size and the consistent quality of the varied and often quite ambitious art. The writing swings wildly between enjoyable slices of life ... Read full review

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User Review  - caerulius - LibraryThing

This is one of the most beautiful books ever made. Story and illustrations are the handiwork of the brilliant Mr. McKean, and have a subtle whirlwind beauty and thoughtfulness that is simply stupefying. Also, he draws adorable cats. Read full review


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Dave McKean was born on December 29, 1963 in Maidenhead, England. He is an illustrator, photographer, comic book artist, filmmaker and musician. McKean is best known for his regular collaboration with Neil Gaiman. MirrorMask, McKean's first feature film as director and visual designer, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2005. The screenplay was written by Neil Gaiman.

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