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First published in 1975, The Cage was a graphic novel before there was a name for the genre. Cryptic and disturbing, like Dave Gibbons (Watchmen) illustrating a film by Ozu, it spurns narrative for atmosphere, guiding us through a series of disarrayed rooms and desolate landscapes, tracking a stuttering and circling time and a sequence of objects: headphones, inky stains, bedsheets. With a creeping ominousness, we get a sense that meaning demands a new semiotics, that it's not about where we're going but how—if —we get there.

Martin Vaughn-James (1943–2009) was a painter and groundbreaking comics-maker, and the author of Elephant, The Projector, and The Park. He lived in England, Australia, Canada, and Belgium.

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The triumphant return of the 1975 cult classic and seminal graphic novel — it's a nightmare you can't awake from.

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First published in 1975, The Cage was a graphic novel before there was a name for the genre. Considered an early masterpiece of the genre, the Canadian cult comic has been out of print for decades. The new edition includes an introduction by Canadian comics master and Lemony Snicket collaborator Seth (Palookaville; It's a Good Life, If You Don't Weaken).

Cryptic and disturbing, like Dave Gibbons (Watchmen) illustrating a film by Ozu, The Cage spurns narrative for atmosphere, guiding us through a series of disarrayed rooms and desolate landscapes, tracking a stuttering and circling time and a sequence of objects: headphones, inky stains, bedsheets. It's not about where we're going but how – if – we get there.

About the Author

Martin Vaughn-James (1943-2009) was a painter and groundbreaking comics artist who published three of his early works with Coach House Press: The Projector (1971), The Park (1972) and The Cage (1975). He was born in England and spent much of his youth in Australia, before moving to Canada to do his groundbreaking comics work in the 1970s. Vaughn-James is widely recognized as a pioneer in the development of the graphic novel. Later in life, Vaughn-James moved to Belgium, where he focused on painting. His works were the subject of several personal exhibitions in Brussels and Paris. Vaughn-James also published two works of prose fiction: Night Train (1989) and The Tomb of Zwaab (1991).

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ISBN:
9781552452875
Author:
Vaughn-james, Martin
Publisher:
Coach House Books
Author:
Vaughn-James, Martin
Subject:
Graphic Novels-Literary
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20131031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7 in
Age Level:
from 18

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The triumphant return of the 1975 cult classic and seminal graphic novel — it's a nightmare you can't awake from.
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First published in 1975, The Cage was a graphic novel before there was a name for the genre. Considered an early masterpiece of the genre, the Canadian cult comic has been out of print for decades. The new edition includes an introduction by Canadian comics master and Lemony Snicket collaborator Seth (Palookaville; It's a Good Life, If You Don't Weaken).

Cryptic and disturbing, like Dave Gibbons (Watchmen) illustrating a film by Ozu, The Cage spurns narrative for atmosphere, guiding us through a series of disarrayed rooms and desolate landscapes, tracking a stuttering and circling time and a sequence of objects: headphones, inky stains, bedsheets. It's not about where we're going but how – if – we get there.

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