Dark Horse To Publish 25th Anniversary Edition Of Dave McKean's Cages

51VR2RWYnCLIt is one of my favourite comic books of all time.

Originally published by Tundra, it famously cost more to print than it did to buy and the more successful it got, the more it cost the publisher.

It was finished , then later collected by Kitchen Sink.

In 2009 ago it was republished by Dark Horse and this year will receive a 25th Anniversary edition with an introduction by Terry Gilliam. He always gave the book a cover quote, "mesmerising", now he gets to write the whole thing.

Best known for his collaborations with Neil Gaiman, McKean defied expectations with his stunning debut as writer and artist in Cages, winner of multiple awards for Best Graphic Album.

Filled with complex characters, intriguing flights of fancy, and all the beautiful visuals you'd expect from the director of MirrorMask, Cagesis McKean's magnum opus. It chronicles the intersecting lives of a painter, a writer, and a musician living in the same apartment building, and is a profound rumination on art, God, cats, and the cages we build for ourselves.

This will also accompany Dark Horse's release of McKean's new graphic novel, Black Dog: The Dreams of Paul Nash after its release for the Lakes Comics Art Festival.



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Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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