I’ve been a big fan of Dave McKean‘s work since I first discovered it donning the covers of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman comic. Since then, I’ve excitedly watch his art develop across multiple genres, and always remain fresh and innovative.
A while back at the onset of Covid, release date of one of Dave’s books was postponed due to the crisis. Rather than wait for it to reach store shelves, he decided to release the book in it’s entirety on his social media. The book, ‘Postcards from Prague’, is a collection of drawings inspired by his frequent visits to the country. The complete book is compiled below for your enjoyment.
And for those of you who are fans of Dave’s work, you’ll likely be interested this recent interview with Dave McKean, as he walks you through his home and studio:
Known for his colorful paintings, most often depicting strong women, Dan's work spans a variety of genres including novels, comics and film. He has worked for clients such as Disney, Universal Studios, Saatchi & Saatchi, Scholastic Books, The Greenwich Workshop, Penguin Books, Random House, Tor books, UpperDeck, Wizards of the Coast, and DC Comics.
Dan has been the recipient of many awards, including the 2007 Jack Gaughan Award for Best Emerging Artist, the Chesley Award winner for Best Paperback Cover of 2007, and Gold and Silver Medals from Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art. His illustrations have graced the #1 spot on the New York Times Best Seller list numerous times.
Aside from freelance illustration, Dan also enjoys teaching. He has lectured all over the country at various workshops, and is the founder of Muddy Colors. He currently resides in Greensboro, NC where he lives with his Wife and two sons.
Oh this is fantastic. What an incredible studio, and great interview
I love Dave McKean’s work myself. Thanks for sharing this.
Very wild illustrations.
That’s a bit creepy !
I would love to see Dave Mckean illustrating Don Quixote.
Great works and interview. I didn’t know him before. Thanks!
Man is there a list someone has of all the artists he mentions?