The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Mr. Punch



[PDF / Epub] ☉ The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Mr. Punch By Neil Gaiman – E17streets4all.co.uk A dark and frightening fully painted novella, MR PUNCH tells the tale of a young boy s loss of innocence results from a horrific confrontation with his past Spending a summer at his grandfather s seas A dark and Comedy or PDF/EPUB ã frightening fully painted novella, MR PUNCH tells the tale of a young boy s loss of innocence results from a horrific confrontation with his past Spending a summer at his grandfather s seaside arcade, a troubled adolescent harmlessly becomes involved with a mysterious Punch and Judy Man The Tragical Kindle - and a mermaid portraying woman But when the violent puppet show triggers buried memories of the boy s family, the lives of all become feverishly intertwined With disturbing mysteries and half truths uncontrollably unraveling, the young boy is forced to deal with his family s dark secrets of violence, betrayal, and Tragical Comedy or Epub à guilt.The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Mr. Punch

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The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Mr. Punch PDF
  • Paperback
  • 96 pages
  • The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Mr. Punch
  • Neil Gaiman
  • English
  • 03 March 2019
  • 1563892464

10 thoughts on “The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Mr. Punch

  1. says:

    If I hadn t sworn to read everything by Neil Gaiman, I would have avoided this altogether That being said, I wish I would ve skipped this one.The story line in a word Disturbing The main plot, involving the human boy, seemed to have a dream like quality with the whimsical treatment of time and scene However, this is not one of the happy little dreams This is an endless nightmare The secondary plot involves the puppet show In the show, Mr Punch is violent in the extreme he beats his w If I hadn t sworn to read everything by Neil Gaiman, I would have avoided this altogether That being said, I wish I would ve skipped this one.The story line in a word Disturbing The main plot, involving the human boy, seemed to have a dream like quality with the whimsical treatment of time and scene However, this is not one of the happy little dreams This is an endless nightmare The secondary plot involves the puppet show In the show, Mr Punch is violent in the extreme he beats his wife and baby to death, kills the copper and so on.Normally, I d call for a different artistyet, in this case, the art matched the plot It was ugly, creepy and disturbing You can see from the cover but here are a fewexamples Note Despite what Mr Punch says in the image above, the baby was not asleep you can guess what Mr Punch did to the poor thing.Not a fan of this.YouTube Blog Instagram Twitter Snapchat miranda.reads Happy Reading

  2. says:

    This is a tale from earlier years of Neil Gaiman s varied and illustrious career long may it continue.This edition is from 2006 and although I am no officando of the works and wonders of Neil Gaiman but I can say that for as long as I have known of his works he has always produced something new and unique and reading this I can tell you that its new and unique to me.Now this book tells its story in a combination of hand drawn artwork, composite photographs and combinations of both The result This is a tale from earlier years of Neil Gaiman s varied and illustrious career long may it continue.This edition is from 2006 and although I am no officando of the works and wonders of Neil Gaiman but I can say that for as long as I have known of his works he has always produced something new and unique and reading this I can tell you that its new and unique to me.Now this book tells its story in a combination of hand drawn artwork, composite photographs and combinations of both The result is both familiar and strangely surreal which to me reflects the story being narrated.Now without giving away any of the story you have the story of Mr Punch being interwoven with that of the narrator and his family Here is a combination of moral tale and family history and where the distinction between the two lies seems to be both vague and arbitrary.In true Neil Gaiman style you have a story which on one level is both entertaining and curious and on another subtle and sublime yes it is not one of his most famous works but then again depending on where and when you come to his works that too is open to debate All I can say is to truly appreciate this mans ability you have to sample all of his works and even then I think he has room to shock and surprise you Having met the man in person I can say that every book of his is different and yet you can see the hand of Mr Gaiman on every page and in every word

  3. says:

    Review to come Once I can figure out my thoughts

  4. says:

    I wavered between three stars for the story and five stars for McKean s art, so settled on four.This, like so many of Gaiman s tales, is about memory and how unreliable it can be when an adult is remembering his youth Bad things happen all the time, and despite the adults around children trying to protect them, they are still aware Sometimesso than seems possible Examining memories of youth in adulthood often makes us remember fear and violence that we would otherwise have forgotten ent I wavered between three stars for the story and five stars for McKean s art, so settled on four.This, like so many of Gaiman s tales, is about memory and how unreliable it can be when an adult is remembering his youth Bad things happen all the time, and despite the adults around children trying to protect them, they are still aware Sometimesso than seems possible Examining memories of youth in adulthood often makes us remember fear and violence that we would otherwise have forgotten entirely.Our narrator recalls childhood memories of visits with his grandparents, some of which take place at the beach Mr Punch is a focal point of many of his memories and when, as an adult, he encounters a man who resembles the Professor Punch puppeteer he knew as a child, his memories come flooding back He examines them with an adult s eye and realizes how seedy his grandfather s life was How violence and dishonestly ran through every aspect of said life, and that as a child he simply was unable to fully understand.I think part of my hesitance to embrace this story is the idea of Mr Punch himself I know this is a staple in British culture, but how does anyone justify the story of Mr Punch as proper childhood entertainment It s so violent and actually kind of gross.As a kid, and then later a mom watching with my children, I was always a little frightened of the puppets on Mr Rogers As a child I had no idea they were based on those in Punch and Judy Knowing that now, I look at those memories withfear that I should Punch and Judy are scary Mr Punch is one bad mofo and the fact that he is used to entertain vacationing children just feels incredibly warped

  5. says:

    In the late 80 s early 90 s, when the comics industry was going through another one of it s growth spurts that caused all sorts of chaos and speculation with regards to the future of the medium, everyone was scrambling for a way to take advantage of a market that suddenly had a lot of publicity but not much new product Every publisher launched a number of new titles and developed many new ideas often letting writers and artists go nuts in an effort to be the first to have something ne In the late 80 s early 90 s, when the comics industry was going through another one of it s growth spurts that caused all sorts of chaos and speculation with regards to the future of the medium, everyone was scrambling for a way to take advantage of a market that suddenly had a lot of publicity but not much new product Every publisher launched a number of new titles and developed many new ideas often letting writers and artists go nuts in an effort to be the first to have something new and edgy for audiences It was during this kind of fervor that DC launched their Vertigo line of comics, while eschewed the historic G ratings that comics usually ran with, in favor of allowing adult themes to enter into stories Most of the time, this involved the addition of characters swearing and talking about sex Often, it also meant things got creepy Slipping under the radar at the time, Neil Gaiman Dave McKean collaborated on this book together Not quite a comic and not quite a book it was published with odd, oversized trade binding that didn t match comics or novels, but evoked the feel of old newspapers , Mr Punch was published to little or no fanfare, lost in a see of Vertigo Titles that have become classics among DC Fans in the years that have passed In a way, it s easy to feel sorry for Mr Punch.To be honest, though, it is no wonder It is not the best work Gaiman has produced, and while the story is compelling and interesting, his writing really only keeps the story moving, and reads as if the wind has been taken out of his sails with regards to the other writing chores he had at the time The really impressive part of Mr Punch is Dave McKean s brilliant art, which began to flourish in Sandman and reaches a dizzying scale of beauty here His combinations of collage, photographs, painting, sculpture and yes, even that cartooning is impressive and beautiful to look at I have often wished that there was no story, and that instead the book was just a collection of Dave s art Perhaps there will be a book like that someday, or there even is and I just haven t seen it But if there is or were going to be, I d recommend that first Mr Punch makes for a good lazy afternoon reading, but nothing you need to run out and buy anytime soon

  6. says:

    I m a big Neil Gaiman fan, so when I received this creepy looking graphic novel from Bloomsbury thanks so much I was curious about the story.While fishing with his grandfather, a young boy stumbles upon a creepy Punch and Judy puppet show by the seashore He s instantly drawn into the story, even though it scares him Mr Punch is a horrible character intent on beating and killing everyone he encounters during the performance, but he s still intrigued.This boy is constantly sent from one lot o I m a big Neil Gaiman fan, so when I received this creepy looking graphic novel from Bloomsbury thanks so much I was curious about the story.While fishing with his grandfather, a young boy stumbles upon a creepy Punch and Judy puppet show by the seashore He s instantly drawn into the story, even though it scares him Mr Punch is a horrible character intent on beating and killing everyone he encounters during the performance, but he s still intrigued.This boy is constantly sent from one lot of grandparents to the other, and while staying because of the upcoming birth of a new sister brother, he spends some time at his grandfather s failing arcade Here he encounters a mermaid with a secret, a hunchback uncle with a mysterious past, and events that parallel his own life There are some things young kids aren t supposed to witness for a reason Because as soon as he himself becomes an adult the horrible memories resurface and start to both confuse him even further and slowly start making sense Adults often lie to children Sometimes it s to protect them, others it s to protect themselves, and this young boy encounters both sides of that.Wow This turned out to be so strange There s a delirious edge to this graphic novel that leads you down a fevered past and warps what you re reading And it s not just the fragmented way that the story is told, it s also the amazing artwork There s a collection of different styles featured in this book A feat that only someone as talented as Dave McKean can pull off A nightmarish mix of horrid and beautiful that gets under your skin The Comical Tragedy or Tragical Comedy of Mr Punch is a weirdly intriguing and very surreal experience that will make you feel as if you re in a constant nightmare It s a story that reveals itself in a nonsensical and non linear way, and often makes you wonder if you re making the correct assumptions about it It s weird and ugly and wonderful and violent all at the same time It s not one of my favourite Gaiman stories, but I still enjoyed it Even if it is a freaky experience O.o

  7. says:

    I just dont get it This was boring and dull The art work couldnt save it because it s lazy I m a realist I wanted the story of the British phenomenon known as Punch and Judy I was really looking forward to something I ve heard mentioned by my Brit pals for years What I got was almost a 100 pages of sad Boo hoo this little kid had to visit his grandparents while his mom was having a baby and got to see professors do the Punch and Judy show While visiting his grandparents, he learns about h I just dont get it This was boring and dull The art work couldnt save it because it s lazy I m a realist I wanted the story of the British phenomenon known as Punch and Judy I was really looking forward to something I ve heard mentioned by my Brit pals for years What I got was almost a 100 pages of sad Boo hoo this little kid had to visit his grandparents while his mom was having a baby and got to see professors do the Punch and Judy show While visiting his grandparents, he learns about his skeevy grandpa s wandering penis O the never mentioned scandal I dont get why this it isn t called Summer with Gross Granddad It has little to nothing to do with Punch and Judy It s about a Punch and Judys baby and how his grandfather got one of his employees pregnant and paid her off then had her beaten I truly hated this book HATED IT

  8. says:

    I usually steer clear of horror or graphic novels, so I guess the appeal for me here was Neil Gaiman Indeed, the only thing to recommend this book, in my opinion, is the writing The story is told from a mature point of view, but because the narrator is recounting events that happened to him as a child, I felt that he captures a child s perspective very well On this note, however, I felt that it was unrealistic for him to remember dialogue, scenes, and rumors in such detail I found the art so I usually steer clear of horror or graphic novels, so I guess the appeal for me here was Neil Gaiman Indeed, the only thing to recommend this book, in my opinion, is the writing The story is told from a mature point of view, but because the narrator is recounting events that happened to him as a child, I felt that he captures a child s perspective very well On this note, however, I felt that it was unrealistic for him to remember dialogue, scenes, and rumors in such detail I found the art somewhat jarring, with random tropes and things done seemingly only for shock value Also, there is so much ambiguity surrounding the plot in order to create a horror effect, I assume that I had a hard time making out what was actually happening One thing I did find interesting was the way the Punch and Judy story is told in installments every time the narrator talks about another time he watched the show, he reveals someof the plot

  9. says:

    as a whole, this felt like true work of art, not weirdly imbalanced between art and writing like some other graphic novels comics i ve readproperly creepy, too, and hazy with that film through which we see things as a child, where we understand things we cannot hope to comprehend

  10. says:

    Not sure what to think of this Disturbing for sure Loved the contrasting artwork though Time to go rewatch DOLLS And I may reread this eventually.

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