The Tragical Comedy of Mr. Punch
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.
- Article by:
- John Harris Dunning, Paul Gravett
- Art and anarchy in British comics
Comics have repeatedly outraged the establishment, moral guardians and other vested interests – prompting protests, prosecutions and parliamentary intervention.