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The Comical Tragedy or Tragical Comedy of Mr Punch

by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean
£9.99   paperback  Bloomsbury Publishing (2006)

The Comical Tragedy or Tragical Comedy of Mr Punch by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean "He threw the baby out of the window. Then he battered his wife to death. He killed a policeman who came to arrest him. He caused the hangman to be hanged in his place. He murdered a ghost, and outwitted the devil himself.
 
He never died.
 
And Mister Punch still lives - to travel up and down the countryside, amusing and delighting both old and young."

 
In his grandfather's failing seaside arcade, a young boy encounters a mysterious Punch and Judy man with a dark past, and a woman who makes her living playing a mermaid.
 
As their lives intertwince and their stories unfold, the boy is forced to confront family secrets, strange puppets and a nightmarish world of violence and betrayal in this fantastic novel.

"Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean's marvelous evocations of magic and losss.. A complex art not often seen in mainstream comics. Mr Punch is just cause for celebration."
(The Comics Journal)

ISBN 13: 9780747588443 | ISBN 10: 0747588449