The Cage

The Cage

by Martin Vaughn-James, Seth

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Overview

The Cage by Martin Vaughn-James

First published in 1975, The Cage was a graphic novel before there was a name for the medium. Cryptic and disturbing, it spurns narrative for atmosphere, guiding us through a labyrinthine series of crumbling facades, disarrayed rooms and desolate landscapes, as time stutters backward and forward. Within the cage's barbed-wire confines, we observe humanity only through its traces: a filmic sequence of discarded objects —– headphones, inky stains, dishevelled bedsheets —–– scored by a deafening cacophony of breaths, cries and unsettling silence.

This new edition, which includes an introduction by comics master Seth, brings Martin Vaughn-James's nightmarish vision to a new generation of readers.

‘'I don’t use the word "masterpiece" lightly. I think The Cage is a masterpiece of comic art.’ –— Seth

'Vaughn-James remains a significant figure in comics history because his work was singular, literate, experimental, and often unsurpassably good.' – — The Walrus

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781770563674
Publisher: Coach House Books
Publication date: 10/25/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 250
File size: 25 MB
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Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Martin Vaughn–-James (1943-–2009) was a painter and groundbreaking comics artist who published three graphic novels with Coach House Press: The Projector (1971), The Park (1972) and The Cage (1975). Born in England, he spent much of his youth in Australia before moving to Canada. Vaughn–James is widely recognized as a pioneer in the development of the graphic novel. Later in life, he moved to Belgium, where he focused on painting. Vaughn–-James also published two works of prose fiction: Night Train (1989) and The Tomb of Zwaab (1991).

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