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McKean, Dave - MR. PUNCH Interior Page
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SOLD ON:  Monday, 08/30/2021 8:12 PM
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COMMENTS: Dave McKean art; page 8; 1995; image size 1.5" x 15.5"
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Dave McKean art; page 8; 1995; image size 1.5" x 15.5"

Beautiful page by Mckean from his and Neil Gaiman's 'The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Mr. Punch'. McKean expertly combines photography and painting in this page from a transformative period of his work, trending away from traditional painting and embracing the combining of materials and formats. McKean is Neil Gaiman's most frequent collaborator, most notably providing the covers to every issue of Gaiman's Sandman, they have continued to work together in various capacities throughout both of their remarkable careers, and this may be the pinnacle of their comic book work together as it comes as each of them was at their creative peak. Mixed media. Art is in excellent condition. Signed by McKean.

Includes an acetate text overlay.

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.