Author(s): Dave McKean
Using his astonishing illustrative skills, Dave McKean creates a world of his own, and then tells stories from it in his own distinctly skewed style. In 'The Coast Road', a desperate wife searches for her husband, whose ghostly image keeps appearing in mysterious and unexpected ways; 'Black Holes' tells the true story of the tragic consequences of medical malpractice in a Chinese village. Deftly balancing tragedy and humour, McKean's imagination is once again allowed to run riot via the medium of his drawings, paintings, photographs and digital creations.
David Tench McKean is an illustrator, photographer, comic book artist, graphic designer, filmmaker and musician. His work incorporates drawing, painting, photography, collage, found objects, digital art and sculpture. After a trip to New York in 1986 during which he failed to find work as a comics artist, McKean met writer Neil Gaiman and the pair collaborated on a short graphic novel of disturbing childhood memories, "Violent Cases," published in 1987. This was followed in 1988 by a "Black Orchid "miniseries (again with Gaiman) and "Hellblazer" covers for DC Comics. Beginning in 1989 he produced the covers for Gaiman's celebrated series T"he Sandman," all its collected editions and many of its spin-offs, and the Batman graphic novel, "Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth, " with writer Grant Morrison (1989). McKean has gone on to collaborate further with Neil Gaiman in both print and film.