The Tragical Comedy of Mr. Punch

Description

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 Richard Gaiman , David Jeff McKean
Held by:
British Library
Copyright:
© Dave McKean, Neil Gaiman
Shelfmark:
YK.1996.b.1774

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Theme:
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