Dave McKean has illustrated and designed over eighty 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), What’s Welsh for Zen (John Cale), Varjak Paw and Phoenix (SF Said), The Savage, Slog’s Dad and Joe Quinn’s Poltergeist (David Almond), Arkham Asylum (Grant Morrison), Night Shift (Stephen King), and Mr. Punch, Signal to Noise, Coraline and The Graveyard Book (Neil Gaiman).read more
He has written and illustrated Cages, two Pictures That Tick volumes of short stories, an erotic novel Celluloid, and Black Dog: The Dreams of Paul Nash, a 14-18 Now Foundation commission. The multimedia live performance of Black Dog was featured at Tate Britain and the Somme Memorial in Amiens.
Dave has directed five short films and three feature films, MirrorMask, Luna, and The Gospel of Us with Michael Sheen. He is currently editing his fourth feature Wolf’s Child, adapted from his own play for Wildworks Theatre Company.
He is currently working on self penned graphic novels Raptor and Caligari, and two books of drawings and paintings inspired by silent cinema.