Violent Cases, by Neil Gaiman. Illustrated by Dave McKean
30th Anniversary Edition. March 20, 2018
Neil Gaiman is the most critically acclaimed comics writer of the 1990s and is the author of numerous books and graphic novels. He is the New York Times #1 best-selling author of American Gods, Anansi Boys, and The Sandman, and won critical acclaim for his first feature film, Mirrormask, with long-time collaborator Dave McKean.
Before The Sandman, there was Violent Cases, the first teaming of multi award-winning writer Neil Gaiman and innovative artist Dave McKean. Now, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of this seminal work, Violent Cases is being re-issued in a hardcover edition of one of the most influential and groundbreaking graphic novels of all time. A sensitive and ingenious work, Violent Cases reveals the often murky nexus between memory and imagination through the narrator's cloudy childhood remembrance of a visit to Al Capone's osteopath — and the impact of his seedy stories on an impressionable youth.