The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Mr Punch, Paperback

The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Mr Punch Paperback

Illustrated by Dave McKean

4 out of 5 (3 ratings)

Description

A young boy stumbles across a Punch and Judy show at the pier one day and thus enters a world of extraordinary magic.

A story unfolds in which the boy is forced to confront family secrets, strange puppets and a nightmarish world of violence and betrayal in this dark fable of childhood and growing up.

Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Comics and Graphic Novels
  • ISBN: 9780747588443

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Mr. Punch is again a beautiful collaboration featuring the words of Neil Gaiman and the amazing art by Dave McKean. In this book I think that Gaiman's story takes second place, whereas McKean's art is as fabulous as normal. The story is sort of slow and depressing, seen through the eyes of a man remembering his childhood summers, his encounters with the Punch and Judy shows, and his grandparents.The themes are mortality and the passing of things, good and bad.I've been a fan of McKean's diverse style of art for a while now, and Mr. Punch is a great example of his talents. I love the way I never know where photos end and other styles start... :)

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4

A true work of art. Like few other works, it shows how childhood can be a magical and wondrous place, and at the same time a very dark and scary one. Visually and aesthetically it's unparalleled, and the story and storytelling are quite good.

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4

A true work of art. Like few other works, it shows how childhood can be a magical and wondrous place, and at the same time a very dark and scary one. Visually and aesthetically it's unparalleled, and the story and storytelling are quite good.

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