Main Event

Dave McKean

  • 23
  • Oct




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An evening of conversation and illustration with one of the most inventive graphic novelists working today. Dave McKean has illustrated more than 50 books, collaborating with authors including Neil Gaiman, Richard Dawkins, Heston Blumenthal and John Cale. His titles include the cult graphic novels Arkham Asylum, Mr. Punch and Signal to Noise, as well as books for children including Coraline, The Graveyard Book and The Savage. He wrote the multi award-winning Cages and Pictures That Tick collections, and has directed several short films and three features: MirrorMask, Luna and The Gospel of Us with Michael Sheen.

Ideal for enthusiasts and newcomers alike, this talk will give an overview of McKean’s work, and will include discussion of his multi-arts collaboration An Ape’s Progress, jointly commissioned by manchester jazz festival and MLF. The event will be hosted by author David Gaffney.