Graphic Novel - 2016
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"Cages chronicles the intersecting lives of a painter, a writer, and a musician living in the same apartment building, and is a profound rumination on art, God, cats, and the cages we build for ourselves" -- provided by publisher.
Publisher: Milwaukie, Oregon : Dark Horse Comics, 2016.
Edition: 25th anniversary edition, Second softcover edition.
Copyright Date: ©1990
ISBN: 9781506700847
Call Number: GN MCK 2016
Characteristics: 495 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Gilliam, Terry
Dark Horse Comics


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Apr 30, 2017

A very diverse story and graphics.
The story is, at first, chaotic and disjointed but it all comes together in a unique and wonderful way.
The graphics are varied, from starkly detailed photographs to sparse, minimalistic line drawings. They merge from one form to another in a seamless manner, bringing focus and understanding to the story.
The end story is wonderful.
The story of these people, each alone in their own apartment, yet each living lives that intertwine and influence each other (and others) is well done.
I loved the cat that meandered through everyone's lives.

A massive tome of a book. Large and heavy. Find a comfy chair and enjoy. This one will rest on your knees.

Oct 18, 2011

Enjoyable, but this title gets pretty insufferable at times with respect to how it assumes everyone is an "artist" (said with appropriate sneer). Not being an artist, this left me feeling alienated often.
Also, this is definitely an unwieldy book to hold and read.


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