E–pub [The Cage] by Martin Vaughn–James


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  • 10 August 2020
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Read The Cage Martin Vaughn-James à 0 characters characters The Cage ¶ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook 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 introductio. This is flawless Recurring and interlinked motifs a cage or machine a hospital bed an explosive gout of ink or blood seuential images architectural desolation the passage of time monitoring devices trace an obliue story steeped in menace and isolation conveyed through dissociated image exacting perfect cold still and narration hypnotic abstract eliding between meanings slipping unexpectedly from detachment to violence lapsing in and out of sync but in constant dialogue nonetheless It s utterly uniue in the comics form bearing similarity of feel and influence from 60s70s film and literature than from the underground comics scene that paved the way for sophisticated visual narrative Tellingly it was put out by Canadian avant garde literary press Coach House notably responsible for keeping Nicole Brossard in printAnyway it s essentialI was recently trying to draft some kind of a list of favorite comics ever not necessarily inarguably best certainly not most influential or historically significant but subjectively those that speak to my imagination and aesthetics I came up with about 15 titles most from the last 15 years or so since that s the period of my attention and of the availability of the works themselves Which underscores that I need to read comics better comics particularly those outre versions of earlier erasAnd then the Cage I d been hearing about this for ages Rumors breathless reviews a friend at a party There s a library upstairs they even have a copy of THE CAGE Its legend around it like a labyrinth a city a plain of cryptic totems And now at last it s been reissued and it entirely lives up to all of thatSo what is this about exactly That has remained a fine honed mystery since the Cage s release in the mid 70s but it s hard not to get strong feelings from it Nothing could suggest it to be meaningless The titular cage is an oppressive overriding image at times superimposed upon or perhaps interchangeable with a bleakly isolated hospital bed sometimes surrounded by observing instruments sometimes subject to extraordinary instances of deformation and destruction Humans have been removed from the action but their absence tears a hole surrounded by abandoned personal effects and an at times overwhelming affect even if frozen trapped in glass and in time An instant seems to lie at the center it is repeatedly built towards rehearsed reiterated as many versions of a single provisional event What that is what violent or rending or significant act of moment this is at the center of the mystery of the book but it is real and significant To impose a single meaning on it would be to deprive it of its occult power but I could advance several with an array of evidence to back it Like all great works this kind of interpretation only traces the outlines of something greater that can never be fully articulatedI mentioned the subjectivity of that list above So here arrayed for consideration are some of those subjective ualities that I am irrevocably drawn to architectural precision atmosphere surrealism formal experimentation abstraction of story or visuals ability to operate without dialogue to strong overriding narrative drive for stretches immediacy of experience So not so different from what I might look for in a book or a film I have some fairly consistent overriding interests realizing this completely changed my reading actually Examples on a kind of spectrum from silent abstraction of experience to a traditional albeit fantastic storytelling structure would be Yuichi Yokoyama s Travel Hans Rickheit s The Suirrel Machine and Charles Burns Black Hole

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Read The Cage Martin Vaughn-James à 0 characters characters The Cage ¶ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook N by Canadian comics master and Lemony Snicket collaborator Seth Palookaville; It's a Good Life If You Don't WeakenCryptic and disturbing like Dave Gibbons Watchmen illustrating a film by Ozu The Cage spurns narrative for atmosphere. This is a book that I wish I had encountered maybe 27 years ago and read again today so that I could compare my reaction then and now Probably when I was about 18 or 19 I remember constant excitement as I was discovering unconventional and weird books art and films The Cage read back then would likely have had so much significance and so much of it would have felt so personal But reading it now with a layer of objectivity built up over the years and a strong base of material already discovered I just really enjoyed The Cage for its strange narrative structure and surrealistic style without being so caught up in what it was really supposed to mean Both ways of seeing things are good they are just different

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Read The Cage Martin Vaughn-James à 0 characters characters The Cage ¶ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Guiding us through a series of disarrayed rooms and desolate landscapes tracking a stuttering and circling time and a seuence of objects headphones inky stains bedsheets It's not about where we're going but how – if – we get ther. I ve read this several times and get something new with each reading


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    E–pub [The Cage] by Martin Vaughn–James Read & Download È PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à Martin Vaughn-James This is flawless Recurring and interlinked motifs a cage or machine a hospital bed an explosive gout of ink or blood seuential images architec

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    Read The Cage Read & Download È PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à Martin Vaughn-James Martin Vaughn-James à 0 characters This 1975 visual novel offers a uniue collision of words and images Imagine an Alain Robbe Grille novel illustrated by Roland Torpor F

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    E–pub [The Cage] by Martin Vaughn–James Read & Download È PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à Martin Vaughn-James Martin Vaughn-James à 0 characters When Seth calls something a masterwork I listen When he calls the artist a national treasure such as Marshall McLuhan or Norman McLaren or Glenn Gould I pay attention His fine prefatory essay begins to get at how this 1972 comic novel explores and capitalizes on the resources of the comics medium And there is a short intro by Vaughn James himself which like Seth's own words doesn't help us know what this text is really about I am not sure

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    E–pub [The Cage] by Martin Vaughn–James Read & Download È PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à Martin Vaughn-James Read The Cage Don't expect anything while reading this The Cage is one of those abstract projects that you just have to experience

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    E–pub [The Cage] by Martin Vaughn–James Read The Cage This is a book that I wish I had encountered maybe 27 years ago and read again today so that I could compare my reaction then and now Probabl

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    Read & Download È PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à Martin Vaughn-James E–pub [The Cage] by Martin Vaughn–James Beautiful Haunting Weird Delightfully weirdThis is surrealistic comics at its best Do not try with this one jus

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    Read & Download È PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à Martin Vaughn-James E–pub [The Cage] by Martin Vaughn–James Martin Vaughn-James à 0 characters Sorry but this is a bunch of pretentious nonsense The words are hyped up overwrought baloney The art is technically accurate but soulless Maybe

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    E–pub [The Cage] by Martin Vaughn–James Read The Cage I've read this several times and get something new with each reading

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    Read The Cage Martin Vaughn-James à 0 characters Read & Download È PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à Martin Vaughn-James Hmm this book is like a massive MFA project If I was in art school still this would be the sickest thing I'd ever seen The author says it's like the last slide show on Earth There are some really great images They cycle and recycle I

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