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McKean, Dave - BLACK ORCHID (1988-89) #2 Interior Page
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COMMENTS: Dave McKean art; page 36; 1988; image size 15" x 22"
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Dave McKean art; page 36; 1988; image size 15" x 22"

Stunning page from McKean's first American collaboration with Neil Gaiman, This page features the new Black Orchid Flora Black meeting the Mad Hatter in Arkham Asylum and being led to meet Poison Ivy. McKean's work here is remarkable, incredibly reminiscent of what he would do only a year later in Arkham Asylum with it's emphasis on architecture and atmosphere. Mixed media. Art is in excellent condition.

Artist Information

Mckean an illustrator and painter most well known for his collaborations with Neil Gaiman, providing the covers to every issue of Gaiman's Sandman including collections and spin-offs, he also illustrated Gaiman's Black Orchid, Violent Cases, and Signal to Noise amongst others. He also painted the classic Grant Morrison Batman book Arkham Asylum. McKean's modern approach to painting, using abstraction and collage was part of the artistic boom of the late 1980s that included Bill Sienkiewicz, Kent Williams, and Jon Muth changing the idea of what mainstream comic book looked like. McKean would go on to produce his own work with Cages along with numerous short stories. He also works in film, providing concept design to the Harry Potter series and directing the movie Mirrormask, which was written by Gaiman.