United Kingdom • born in XX century

Biography and information

Dave is a British illustrator, photographer, filmmaker, graphic artist, and comic book writer.

He was born on December 29, 1963, in Maidenhead, United Kingdom.

After a trip to New York in 1986, he met Neil Gaiman, with whom he worked on the graphic novel Violent Cases, published in 1987. In 1988 he worked on the comic book Black Orchid, as well as the covers for Hellblazer Comics. Beginning in 1989 he created covers for Gaiman's Sandman comics, and that same year in 1989 he worked with Grant Morrison on the Batman graphic novel Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth.
More recent work includes his collaborations with Gaiman on the children's books The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish (1998) and Wolves in the Walls (2003), as well as the children's novels Coraline (2002) and The Cemetery Story (2008). "Wolves in the Walls" was adapted into a musical that premiered in Glasgow in 2006. In 2011, McKean worked with Richard Dawkins on a popular science book for children, The Magic of Reality.
In January 2005, his first film, "Mirror Mask," premiered at Sundance, with a screenplay written by Neil Gaiman. Prior to that he was involved in the production of several music videos and short films. His second film "Luna" is scheduled for release in 2014.