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i have a love for the artwork of dave mckean. my favourite of his work is the graphic novel cages. it's a brilliant, sprawling, magical thing, surpassing any of the work he did with neil gaiman. (which, at any rate, i rather liked, too, especially signal to noise and mr. punch.)

he is directing a film called mirrormask and this is some images from it. the film might suck, but it'll be pretty beyond words.

"When things get bad in life, people sometimes remark it might just be easier if you could run off and join the circus, escaping the realities of every day life and living care-free, touring across the country with a bunch of very colorful people. The overwhelming majority of us don't do that, and for good reason.

There's a totally different side to that circus fantasy that's examined in the upcoming film "MirrorMask," which centers on a 15-year-old girl named Helena who's a member of a family of circus entertainers and wishes she could run off and join real life."


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Aug. 7th, 2004 06:02 am (UTC)
God Cages was good.
Aug. 7th, 2004 08:31 pm (UTC)
it was. i'm constantly surprised by how little it is held up by the comic community. but it was brilliant.
Aug. 7th, 2004 06:34 am (UTC)
Gorgeous art.
Aug. 7th, 2004 08:32 pm (UTC)
that's a screen shot for the film, apparently.

congrats on the wedding annivesery, too.
Aug. 10th, 2004 07:51 am (UTC)
Thank you. :-) Are there more images? Did you get them from a website?
Aug. 10th, 2004 04:40 pm (UTC)
yeah, i did. i thought i linked it, but, apparently, not. i'm sure if you do a search for the film, it shouldn't be too hard to find, though.
Aug. 7th, 2004 07:07 am (UTC)
Jesus. This is ridiculously good. Is he an Australian artist? I'm wondering how readily available Mirrormask will be.
Aug. 7th, 2004 08:34 pm (UTC)
mckean is a british artist. he's done a lot of work with neil gaiman, and indeed, gaiman has provided the script for the film. also, the film is being financed by sony (or disney or some such large thing) with henson productions involved, so i'm think it'll be easily found.
Aug. 8th, 2004 06:37 am (UTC)
Cool, thanks for the info., I'll be keeping an eye out for it.
Aug. 7th, 2004 07:21 am (UTC)
the story reminds me of a short film i saw on SBS titled _my parents were poets_. the narrator's grand father was a circus clown. his dad ran away from the circus to join corporate america. lots of cool poetry thru the whole thing.

but MirrorMask looks damn cool. i know they are only promo pics, but i'll keep my eyes peeeld none the less.
Aug. 7th, 2004 08:35 pm (UTC)
yeah, to be honest, i don't think the storyline is that original. but you can't argue with the look of it.
Aug. 7th, 2004 08:12 am (UTC)
Beautiful images. Should be a very pretty film indeed.
Aug. 7th, 2004 08:35 pm (UTC)
i don't want to get my hopes up, but i'm hoping it'll be a good film, too.
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