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McKean, Dave - BLACK ORCHID (1988-89) #2 Interior Page
VF: 8.0
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SOLD ON:  Monday, 06/21/2021 8:13 PM
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PUBLISHER: DC
COMMENTS: Dave McKean art; page 37; 1988; image size 15" x 22"
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Dave McKean art; page 37; 1988; image size 15" x 22"

The new Black Orchid, led through Arkham Asylum by the Mad Hatter confronts the demons within in this astonishingly beautiful page from McKean's collaboration with Neil Gaiman. A perfect example of McKean's work from the era, with stunning, expressive painting, and even a little bit painted over collage, a technique McKean would employ more and more as his career went on. Mixed media. Art is in excellent condition.

Includes an overlay with the text captions, the overlay is torn but complete.

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.