The Tragical Comedy of Mr. Punch

Graphic novel

Description

English

In their unsettling graphic novel about a buried family tragedy, Gaiman and McKean restore the original Mr Punch and re-enact the full terrors of his puppet-show story. The maniacal mood as Punch faces the gallows is reflected in McKean’s collages of torn photographs and the dialogue’s scrawled, skewed capitals.

Full title
The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Mr. Punch
Published
1994
Format
Graphic novel
Creator
Neil Gaiman , David McKean
Held by
British Library
Copyright: © 
Dave McKean, Neil Gaiman
Shelfmark
YK.1996.b.1774

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