Sunday, March 17, 2013

Dave McKean

Dave McKean is an award-winning illustrator and designer spanning books, comics, music and film.
His works have included ground breaking books and graphic novels such as The Magic of Reality (Richard Dawkins),The Homecoming (Ray Bradbury), Varjak Paw (SF Said),The Savage and Slog's Dad (David Almond), The Fat Duck Cookbook (Heston Blumenthal), What's Welsh for Zen (John Cale), Arkham Asylum (Grant Morrison), Wizard & Glass(Stephen King) and Mr. Punch, Signal to Noise, andCoraline. He was also responsible for the Newberry and Carnegie Medal winning The Graveyard Book (Neil Gaiman). His self-penned Cages has received several awards for best graphic novel.
Dave has illustrated hundreds of book and comic covers including Neil Gaiman's influentialSandman series, as well as his own written work, Pictures That Tick which is a collection of short comics, and an erotic novel Celluloid.
Outside of the world of publishing, Dave has also created well over a hundred CD covers for a diverse list of artists including: Michael Nyman, Alice Cooper, Altan, Bill Bruford, Bill Laswell, Tori Amos, Frontline Assembly and John Cale.
Dave has designed characters for two of the Harry Potter films and directed five short films and two feature films: MirrorMask and Luna.  He is currently editing his third film, The Gospel of Uswith Michael Sheen.
His paintings, drawings, photographs and narrative works have been exhibited across the world in America, Europe and Japan.

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