Mckean is truly a mixed media artist and one of the first to embrace digital technologies in such an open. Which makes sense, as i found the book every bit as clever, insightful, peculiar, and approachable as the film itself. It was published by dc comics as a threeissue limited series from december 1988 to february 1989, and was later reprinted in trade paperback form. David tench mckean is an illustrator, photographer, comic book artist, graphic designer, filmmaker and musician. While talking about such issues as war and mental illness it does so with beautiful and intricate images. Dave mckean is an english illustrator, photographer, comic book artist and graphic designer among other things. New surreal dave mckean graphic novel surrealism today. Violent cases is the first collaboration by neil gaiman and dave mckean, the creative team responsible for sandman.
I think the two jobs i dreamed of doing as a teenager were comic book artist and record cover illustrator. Maybe film director was in the mix as well, but that seemed to be an impossible mountain to climb. Dave mckean on illustrating the folio edition of american. If youre into the art style, though, so much the better. The title of the book assumes a host of meanings as the book proceeds. While he was still in school, mckean started working as an illustrator. David mckean is an illustrator, photographer, comic book artist, graphic designer, filmmaker and musician. See more ideas about dave mckean, artist and comic book. See more ideas about dave mckean, comic book artists and illustration art. Dave mckean is an illustrator, photographer, comic book artist, graphic.
Something brought him to mind recently and i found. David dave mckean born december 29, 1963 is an english illustrator, photographer, comic book artist, graphic designer, filmmaker and musician who provided cover art for the comic adaptation of alien resurrection for dark horse comics. With the swamp things aid, the black orchid penetrates to the heart of the amazon basin rain forest to seek out her destiny and complete her quest before lex luthors minions put an end to her once and for all. Dave mckean has always been something of a creative chameleon. In a new book and art exhibit, sandman cover artist dave mckean explores the art and dreamspace of the famed british artist of world war i. A slipcased deluxe hardcover edition of fyodor dostoevskys crime and punishment, lavishly illustrated by dave mckean and designed by maelle doliveux, who designed the other outstanding beehive volumes. Best known for his work with neil gaiman and his harvey awardwinning graphic novel cages, comes this bluray collection of dave mckean s surreal short films collected in a behind the scenes 9 x 12 hardcover book. At that time, mckean was making illustrations for a graphic novel of batman, titled arkham asylum. Mckeans drawing style is honest and experimental, sometimes very realistic, sometimes expressionistic, and sometimes breaking down into abstraction as visual poetry. Dave mckean comic artist the most popular comic art by. Aug 27, 2002 dave mckean wants nothing less than to create and explore an entire cosmology. Imagefind images and videos about art, illustration and edgar allan poe on we heart it the app to get lost in what you love.
The day i swapped my dad for two goldfish by neil gaiman. Dave mckean, comic book artists, comic artist, comic books art, art and illustration, street art, graphic design print, beautiful artwork, e design. Dave mckean black orchid is an american comic book written by neil gaiman with art by dave mckean. The premise of the book is on the production of the movie mirrormask. But pretentiousness only applies to art that overreaches and fails. See more ideas about dave mckean, artist and comic book artists. He also illustrated neil gaimans picture books the day i swapped my dad for two goldfish, the wolves in the walls, and crazy hair. Arranged by dave mckean, iain ballamy, ashley slater. A trailer of clips from the short films included in this forthcoming bluray and book collection, published in 2018 by dark horse books. Dave mckean is a worldrenowned artist, designer, and film director who has illustrated several books for children, including the savage by david almond, and coraline, the day i swapped my dad for two goldfish, and the wolves in the wall, all by neil gaiman. Graphic novel steeped in islamophobia pulled after protests. That he wants to do it through the lowly comic book only adds to his challenge.
Note that the book has never been released in any form in the usa or rarely offered on ebay and its of course sold out here too since its release in 2010. Nov 24, 2018 a suicide bomber sits in the library is a new comicpicture book written by rotten ralph and joey pigza creator jack gantos and drawn by filmmaker and comics creator dave mckean, and was to be. Please wash your hands and practise social distancing. Commission sandman with maskhelmet by dave mckean comic art the sandman by dave mckean from the collection of marc mokken dave mckean comic art member gallery results page 3 risultati immagini per dave mckean best art ever this week. Mckean s projects include illustrating books by amongst.
Written by neil gaiman, with fullcolor painted art and painted cover by dave mckean. Paperback verified purchase cages is a beautiful, sophisticated novel for experienced comic readers. Dave mckean was introduced to me way back in 1993 or something by way of his sandman comic book covers. For price, size and other information just click on the thumbnail with left mouse button art of comics original art by dave mckean.
Dave mckean on his creative process graffiti living. David mckean born 29 december 1963 is an english illustrator, photographer, comic book artist, graphic designer, filmmaker and musician. Abrams cancels dave mckean suicide bomber comic after. He attended berkshire college of art and design from 198286 and, before leaving, started working as an illustrator. David mckean is an english illustrator, photographer, comic book artist, graphic designer, filmmaker and musician. Animated by dave mckean and written by neil gaiman, mirrormask combines animation and live action with a compelling storyline to take the cinematic experience to a stunning new level. Dave mckean is an illustrator, photographer, comic book artist, graphic designer, filmmaker, and musician. For more than a decade, comic book artist dave mckean designed the covers for neil gaimans the sandman.
This sensitive and ingenious work explores the murky nexus between memory and imagination through the narrators cloudy remembrance of a. Cages at the printers dave mckeans masterpiece back in. Mckean is truly a mixed media artist and one of the. Todays golden age of comics is the fruit of the experimental period in. Dave mckean, cover artist neils always been a real hustler, so he got us in with dc and pitched black orchid, which i illustrated, and then the sandman. Jan 01, 2010 dave mckean is a worldrenowned artist, designer, and film director who has illustrated several books for children, including the savage by david almond, and coraline, the day i swapped my dad for two goldfish, and the wolves in the wall, all by neil gaiman. Oct 05, 2010 since alevel art i dreamed of becoming an illustrator like dave mckean, his work always excited me, moved me and pushed the boundaries of what can be acheived in comic art.
Now a few years on,as an illustrator i believe cages to be a masterpeice and a huge inspiration to anyone who reads it. Dave mckean on illustrating the folio edition of american gods duration. Making of bdfil poster 2018 by dave mckean youtube. See more ideas about dave mckean, illustration art and comic book artists. Coraline book coraline jones laika studios dave mckean street art comic book artists dark art art reference fantasy art. In 1986 he met author neil gaiman with whom he has collaborated on many projects since. Illustration sketches illustrations and posters comic book artists comic artist dave mckean epic characters bristol board pop culture art abstract drawings. The mixed mediums of dave mckean dark art and craft. He worked on the book covers for iain sinclair and jonathan carroll. In this complex and moving book, you can find him using sometimes scratchy ink outlines an rapid brush movenents, everything black and white, with some blue and greenish tone. Dave mckeans short cinema on bluray included in a hardcover book featuring photos, posters, stills, drawings, and more.
Dave mckean 1988 design for neil gaimans black orchid series. In 1986, he met author neil gaiman, with whom he has collaborated on many projects since. Dave mckean has created 12 extraordinary illustrations for the folio edition of american gods, including three doublepage spreads and a frontispiece, as well as designs for the binding and slipcase that complement and mirror each other. Dave mckeans short cinema on bluray included in a hardcover book featuring photos. Artist, writer, filmmaker, musician, sculptor, photographer these and other, harder to define, facets take turns in the spotlight as he moves from books to comics to film to illustration, a very particular vision indelibly marked on. Working name of british artist david jeff mckean 1963, primarily known for his work in comics and graphic novels, though he has also painted book covers and engaged in other activities. He is a cult figure in the comic book world, and is also. The pages are visually saturated from the cover to the last page, a feast for the eyes. His work incorporates drawing, painting, photography, collage, found objects, digital art and sculpture. Dave mckeans artwork is instantly recognizable to anyone who reads comics and to many others who dont.
Richard bachman donald m grant signed limited editions and a great selection of related books, art and. Comic book artists, comic artist, dave mckean, man on the moon, street art, feature film, alter, book illustration, character design. Hes known for his collaborations with neil gaiman, distinctive artwork, and cd covers for the likes of fear. For this special collectors edition, the only colour. This book contains a stunning collection of collages by dave mckean. His eclectic work incorporates drawing, painting, photography, collage, found objects and digital art. His work was even compared to bill seinkiewicz, an awardwinning american writer and artist.
October 2010 martyn pedler features an interview with dave mckean. Celluloid is a rare instance especially among anglosaxons of a topflight cartoonist working within erotic even pornographic, to embrace the word parameters, with the intent of creating a genuine work of art. As dave mckean describes it in his introduction, the alchemy of mirrormask is a record of the feeling of making the film. An oversized, lavishly produced book, the alchemy of mirrormask takes readers inside the making of the feature film and allows them to experience the creative process. David dave mckean is an english photographer, illustrator, graphic designer, comic book artist, musician and filmmaker.
Maybe film director was in the mix as well, but that seemed to be an impossible mountain to. Jun 30, 2010 i arrived at mckean after some warming up with bill sienkiewicz. His collaborators over the years include neil gaiman, grant morrison, richard dawkins and john cale. He works with a range of things, like drawing, collage, digital art, sculpture, found objects and painting. Every piece of collage is showcase of creativity and fantasy. Mckean is truly a mixed media artist and one of the first to embrace digital technologies in such an open fashion. Mckeans projects include illustrating books by amongst others neil gaiman, grant morrison, heston blumenthal, ray bradbury and stephen king, and directing three feature films. I believe that dave mckean s cages is one of the greatest contributions to the comic book medium. Dave mckean is best known for his work on neil gaimans sandman series of graphic novels and for his cd covers for musicians from tori amos to alice cooper. The vertigo tarot is a lot of folks favorite deck, mine included, and for good reason. Get it and see what heights narrative graphic art can achieve. Mar 07, 2019 dave mckean on illustrating the folio edition of american gods. Best known for his work with neil gaiman and his harvey awardwinning graphic novel cages, comes this bluray collection of dave mckeans surreal short films collected in a behind the scenes 9 x 12 hardcover book. Daves originals of any kind are expensive so this is a chance to both buy one as well as a rare sold out book featuring his art.
His work incorporates drawing, painting, photography. Mckean, with remarkable talent and nerve, has succeeded in making a comic like no other. A genius that combines techniques, always searching for some new expression. Dave mckean, comic book artists, comic artist, comic books art, art and illustration, street art, graphic design print, beautiful artwork, e design coraline book cover art coraline book coraline jones laika studios dave mckean street art comic book artists dark art art reference fantasy art. Welcome to david mckean fine art welcome to our new website featuring the work of colorado artist david mckean. Each slipcase will be diecut, foil blocked, and embossed and debossed to create a three dimensional. Nov 26, 2018 a suicide bomber sits in the library by jack gantos and dave mckean withdrawn after more than 1,000 people object. Dave mckeans dreamlike and unsettling imagery has illustrated graphic novels and nonfiction, and underpinned the visual concepts of films and television series. I had the good fortune to meet him on a few occasions mostly at comiccon and was even lucky enough to purchase a page of original art from mr. The legendary dave mckean in interview on his creative process. May 27, 2016 as part of the first world war centenary art project 1418 now, comic book artist and filmmaker dave mckean most known for his cover art for neil gaimans sandman series has produced a. Black orchid follows two girls, flora and suzy, who awaken in a greenhouse.
An essential for any neil gaiman fan, comic book fan or collector. An orphaned, courtmartialed soldier, widower, heavy drinker and brilliantly. See more ideas about dave mckean, illustration and comic book artists. Dave mckeans cages 25th anniversary edition pushes words. Dave mckean has made the book cover of a fantasy novel by cory doctorow, a writer from canada. A suicide bomber sits in the library is a new comicpicture book written by rotten ralph and joey pigza creator jack gantos and drawn by filmmaker and. A jazz musican himself, dave mckean has designed cd covers for a variety of artists, including tori amos, alice cooper, buckethead, john cale and dream theater. Nov 01, 2005 this isnt an art book, though it has art throughout. For the years i was actively doing a lot of freelance illustration midlate 90s daves influence was heavy on me indeed.
Black orchid is an american comic book written by neil gaiman with art by dave mckean. Paul nash exhibition at tate britain graphic novel sandman art photography comic art death dave mckean comic book artists artist sandman neil gaiman. Dave mckean s artwork is instantly recognizable to anyone who reads comics and to many others who dont. After attending berkshire college of art and design from 1982 to 1986, mckean visited new york to seek work in the comics field and met neil gaiman, forming a friendship that would be central to his career.
He designed the cover for the book wizard and glass from the series of dark tower by stephen king. One of the very first jobs i did while i was in my third year at art school was an image for a record cover for isao tomita. His art and designs have graced stamps, book covers, posters, and heston blumenthals cook book fat duck cookbook. Illustration by dave mckean for varjak paw used to love this book when i was a kid. See more ideas about dave mckean, comic book artists and illustration.
Im going to dive pretty far back into my progression as an artist and talk about a guy who had a huge influence on me and my work at an important time. Violent cases by neil gaiman, dave mckean, dave mckean. Dave mckean is my favorite artist and this book is one of the best he has done. Originally published by tundra, legend goes as it began to. Dave mckean s short cinema on bluray included in a hardcover book featuring photos, posters, stills, drawings, and more.437 1542 562 855 1189 718 917 245 1436 1328 1444 1305 494 1081 311 1191 31 99 1071 1388 566 532 159 477 695 91 1390 296 1403 629 156