Dave McKean has illustrated many award winning comics and books, including The Big Fat Duck Cookbook (Heston Blumenthal), What's Welsh For Zen (John Cale), Varjak Paw (SF Said), The Savage (David Almond), Arkham Asylum (Grant Morrison), The Homecoming (Ray Bradbury), Wizard and Glass (Stephen King), The Graveyard Book, Wolves in the Walls, Coraline, Mr. Punch, Signal to Noise and Crazy Hair (all by Neil Gaiman).
He has written and illustrated the graphic novel Cages and short story collection Pictures That Tick, and is working on a new novel and second volume of short stories. He has designed and illustrated well over a hundred cd covers for artists as diverse as Michael Nyman, Rolling Stones, Alice Cooper, Bill Laswell, Bill Bruford, Counting Crows, Iain Ballamy, Tori Amos and Frontine Assembly.
He has designed a Broadway Musical, creatures for the Harry Potter films, advertising campaigns for Kodak, Nike, Smirnoff, BMW Mini and the British Government, and exhibited in Europe, America and Japan. He has also directed five short films and two feature films, MirrorMask and Luna.
He lives in Kent, England with his wife and two children.