Dave McKean has illustrated numerous ground-breaking graphic novels and books for authors including Ray Bradbury, John Cale, Heston Blumenthal, Stephen King, and Richard Dawkins. Perhaps most celebrated in the graphic novel medium for his groundbreaking paintings in Grant Morrison's Arkham Asylum and the covers for Neil Gaiman's The Sandman series, McKean's own work has been collected as the multi-award winning graphic novel Cages, a short story collection Pictures That Tick, and the erotic graphic novel Celluloid. As a graphic designer he has created artworks for clients as varied as BMW and the Rolling Stones.
McKean has directed several short films and three features, MirrorMask for The Jim Henson Company/Sony Pictures, the self penned Luna (winner of the BFI Raindance award), and The Gospel of Us, a film adaptation of Michael Sheen's Passion of Port Talbot live theatre project.
His artwork has been exhibited to acclaim in Europe, America and Japan.