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McKean, Dave - SIGNAL TO NOISE Interior Page
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COMMENTS: Dave McKean art; page 67; 1992; image size 18.5" x 24"
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Dave McKean art; page 67; 1992; image size 18.5" x 24"

Originally serialized in the UK's The Face magazine, collected in the UK by Gollancz and in the US by Dark Horse, Signal to Noise marks another strong collaboration between McKean and acclaimed writer Neil Gaiman. This page shows McKean maturing as an artist, becoming more expressive and embracing his expressionist influences. McKean's work with Gaiman is some of his most celebrated and this page is a wonderful example. Mixed media. Art is in excellent condition. Signed by McKean.

Includes an overlay with the word balloons and captions.

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.