An exploration of the trappings of violence and the failings of memory, Violent Cases marks the beginning of the astonishing and award-winning collaboration between author Neil Gaiman and the artist Dave McKean, offered in its first Dark Horse ...
edition, in softcover format with cover flaps. Set only in the memory of its author, this brillant short story meanders through levels of recollection surrounding a childhood injury. After dislocating his arm, a young boy is taken to see a doctor - an aged osteopath who was once the doctor of legendary gangster Al Capone. Through studied observations and painstaking attempts at truthful recall, the author reconstructs his tattered memories of the events surrounding his meeting with the doctor, and delves into the psychological complexities that emerged from the doctor's bizarre tales of Capone's life of crime. Gorgeously illustrated in mixed media by Dave McKean, Violent Cases is a sensuous and thought-provoking meditation on our memories.
I must admit I find gangsters and serial killers almost as boring as super heroes but I really loved this comic nonetheless. First off it has absolutely gorgeous artwork by Dave McKean. I always used to be so disappointed by Sandman when he’d doI must admit I find gangsters and serial killers almost as boring as super heroes but I really loved this comic nonetheless. First off it has absolutely gorgeous artwork by Dave McKean. I always used to be so disappointed by Sandman when he’d do the amazing covers and you’d open it up and there would just be incredibly normal comic book art inside. But this was the total opposite of that. Not quite black and white but minimalist and beautiful and strange. The story by Neil Gaiman was quite lovely, here there were none of the fantastical elements that had become standard in his stories nowadays, just a guy remembering things from his child hood that were fucked up. It was simple and disturbing and really well done. Definitely one I’d recommend. (I had borrowed this from the library too but Bill thankfully already has a copy so I don’t have to buy my own). ...Continua Nascondi