"Renowned artist Dave McKean turns his considerable creative skills to the life of Surrealist World War I painter Paul Nash in this original graphic novel... A fever-dream exploration of Nash's wartime experiences, the injury that sent him back to London, and his startlingly original works of art that reflect a world maddened by violence and darkness." --Broken Frontier
"A clever, profound and eloquent beast." --Page 45
"Black Dog isn't an easy read, nor is it a comfortable one, but it's most definitely an important and rewarding one. McKean has done a truly impressive job of putting together this incredibly moving piece of work, and while I'm fully aware that the dense, surrealist style isn't necessarily going to be everyone's cup of tea, I can still heartily recommend this graphic novel. 4.5/5" --Big Comic Page
David Tench McKean is an illustrator, photographer, comic book artist, graphic designer, filmmaker and musician. His work incorporates drawing, painting, photography, collage, found objects, digital art and sculpture. After a trip to New York in 1986 during which he failed to find work as a comics artist, McKean met writer Neil Gaiman and the pair collaborated on a short graphic novel of disturbing childhood memories, Violent Cases, published in 1987. This was followed in 1988 by a Black Orchid miniseries (again with Gaiman) and Hellblazer covers for DC Comics. Beginning in 1989 he produced the covers for Gaiman's celebrated series The Sandman, all its collected editions and many of its spin-offs, and the Batman graphic novel, Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth, with writer Grant Morrison (1989). McKean has gone on to collaborate further with Neil Gaiman in both print and film.