The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Mr. Punch
A graphic novel written by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Dave McKean that explores the memory of man regarding his youth, his family, and Punch and Judy puppet shows.
The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Mr. Punch or simply Mr. Punch is a graphic novel written by Neil Gaiman, illustrated and designed by Dave McKean. It was published in 1994.
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The Comical Tragedy or Tragical Comedy of Mr. Punch is an extraordinarily unique and truly memorable graphic novel written by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Dave McKean. The book is truly unforgettable, although as the narrative in the story proves, memory isn't entirely accurate and the mysteries it raises may never be solved. While this may be on of Gaiman's best pieces of writing in any medium, it's not necessarily going to appeal to everyone. Unlike most of Gaiman's works, Mr. … more
The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Mr. Punch is a graphic novel written by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Dave McKean, a combination with which Gaiman fans will be familiar. The story is about a young boy living with his Grandparents for a summer and the plot revolves around Punch and Judy shows - traditional puppet theatre for children. Gaiman combines the young age of the protagonist and the childlike image of hand puppets with darker hints (and sometimes more than hints) of … more
I do love Neil Gaiman's work, but Mr. Punch is not one of his better efforts, in my opinion. It was loosely put together, and failed to offer up the blurbed promises of "A nightmarish world of violence and betrayal." Though the artwork is good, and Mr. Gaiman's prose is good, the book simply was unable to create even a low-level dread of the creepy Punch & Judy puppets. It is simply a bland story of a young boy's memories of his Grandfather's failing arcade off the main attractions of a seaside … more
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