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I am a major fan of abstract comic book art. My favourite artist of all time is Bill Sienkiewicz, who worked on such novels as "Elektra Assassin", and "Stray toasters", and I think it is fare to say that Dave McKean is a worthy disciple. Pictures that (tick), limited to four thousand copies, is the first in a series of coffee table reading that can overwhelm any art lover. It has a mix of his own, original sequential works, which have an almost spooky yet innocent and warm glow to them. The use of photography, under layers and layers of tasteful tones of; murky and also bright / bold paints, compliment his gloomy but fascinating, ink studies. I would suggest this book to any real art lover, as it is purely fascinating. This books nicely wraps up his style showing us the many techniques he uses in his visual and verbal art, I don't think that five stars even begins to do this book justice. End.
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