Dave McKean

Dave McKean has illustrated and designed many award winning and ground breaking books and graphic novels including The Magic of Reality (Richard Dawkins), The Homecoming (Ray Bradbury), The Fat Duck Cookbook and Historic Heston (Heston Blumenthal), Varjak Paw (SF Said), The Savage and Mouse Bird Snake Wolf (David Almond), What’s Welsh for Zen (John Cale), Arkham Asylum (Grant Morrison), Wizard & Glass (Stephen King) and Mr. Punch, Signal to Noise, Coraline and the Newberry and Carnegie Medal winning The Graveyard Book (Neil Gaiman).

His self penned Cages received several awards for best graphic novel. He has also written and illustrated two Pictures That Tick volumes of short comics, and Celluloid (an erotic novel). His latest graphic novel, Black Dog: The Dreams of Paul Nash, was a commission from the 14-18Now Foundation and the Imperial War Museum, and the live performance version was featured at the Tate and the Somme Memorial in Amiens.

He has created hundreds of CD, book and comic covers for Michael Nyman, Alice Cooper, The Rolling Stones, Bill Bruford, Bill Laswell, Tori Amos, Fear Factory, Frontline Assembly, John Cale, and the entire run of Neil Gaiman’s influential Sandman series.

Dave has designed characters for two of the Harry Potter films. He has also directed five short films and three feature films, MirrorMask, Luna and The Gospel of Us with Michael Sheen. He is Director of Story at the 3-Michelin star Fat Duck in Bray, and has created murals and packaging for Heston’s restaurant’s in London and Australia.

He is currently working on a film version of the Wildworks landscape theatre project Wolf’s Child, as well as several book, graphic novel and music projects.


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