Violent Cases

Violent Cases

by Dave McKean, Neil Gaiman
     
 

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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

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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.

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A reissue of Gaiman's first GN, from 1987, which was also his first collaboration with artist Dave McKean. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781569717998
Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Publication date:
06/12/2002
Edition description:
Graphic Novel Third Edition
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
8.28(w) x 11.03(h) x 0.14(d)

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