“Whatever your childhood, it seems the norm whilst you’re living it. Obviously that’s not always a good thing.”
– Stephen on P. Craig Russell’s adapation of Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book.
Pictures That Tick: Short Narrative Book Two – Exhibition (£22-50, Dark Horse) by Dave McKean.
“There has to be a reason. God knows there’s no bloody reason in life; there has to be one in art.”
True, true and true. I cannot be doing with artistic onanism.
Thankfully Dave McKean has plenty to say and multiple skill sets with which to say it.
I cannot think of anyone else in comics with such high command of so many different media from sculpture to pen line and brush, through painting and photography and a great deal of computerised jiggery-pokery, often in the very same story. You could spend hours staring at the cover alone trying to decipher its many means of composition, but the comics themselves demand you move on which is exactly as it should