Saturday, February 21, 2009

why dave mckean's vertigo tarot disappoints

at his best - 'cages', 'mister punch', 'wolves in the walls' - mckean is one of the most talented illustrators of our time; but his vertigo tarot deserves only to be binned. have never seen so many archetypal characters mangled into such decadent wrecks. every one of them - the Sun, the Fool, the Emperor to name the worst of the pack - look pitiable, suppurating. and photoshop completed the mess. what a lost chance.

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