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The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Mr. Punch
By Neil Gaiman (writer) and Dave McKean (artist)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released September 1995
Cover price: $19.99
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
Synopsis from publisher:
A dark and frightening fully painted novella, MR. PUNCH tells the tale of a young boy’s loss of innocence resulting 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 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 guilt.
This publication is an original graphic novel. All material in this publication was written by Neil Gaiman and painted by Dave McKean.