SIGNAL TO NOISE
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A must-have Gaiman/McKean classic, brought back into print with new artwork by Dave McKean for the cover.
Originally commissioned and serialised in THE FACE, the comic strip SIGNAL
TO NOISE was then expanded and revised for its launch on the VG Graphics
list in 1992 with an introduction by Jonathan Caroll.
It tells the story of a film director, somewhere in London, dying of cancer. His
life’s crowning achievement, his greatest film, would have told the story of a
European village as the last hour of AD 999 approached — the midnight
which the villagers were convinced would bring with it Armageddon.
Now that story will never be told. But he still pointlessly works it out in
his head, making a film that no one will ever see.
No one but the reader.
Jonathan Carroll, from his introduction.
‘SIGNAL TO NOISE does not entertain. It scratches, it provokes, it frightens. It tells you things you don’t want to know but then twists you inside out by saying, look harder and see the poignance, the beauty of light dancing on life’s edge, truth that is as simple and direct as death’