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Legendary Artist Dave McKean’s First Comprehensive Artbook: “Thalamus: The Art of Dave Mckean’

Dark Horse Books presents the first comprehensive collection of work from legendary artist Dave McKean in Thalamus: The Art of Dave McKean, a beautifully-designed set of two hardcover volumes with satin ribbon bookmarks, housed together in a stunning slipcase displaying new original artwork by McKean.

This collection features McKean’s work from Neil Gaiman’s The SandmanMirrormaskArkham AsylumCages, Black Dog, Raptor, and many more iconic images from modern comics, literature, film, and music. The books also include never-before-seen bonus material with commentary by Dave McKean along with a foreword by David Boyd Haycock.

Thalamus: The Art of Dave McKean will span 600 pages, with the set measuring 10.5 x 14”. It will arrive in bookstores November 28, 2023 and comic shops November 29, 2023. It is now available to pre-order for $149.99 at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and your local comic shop and indie bookstore.


Praise for Dave McKean:

“Dave McKean has been a peerless and unstoppable force in the world of comics and graphic design for decades. And now, contained between these beautiful covers, is a thrilling tour of his entire career, his process and his art. This book is a must have for anyone interested in the cutting edge of comics and visual storytelling.”—Jeff Lemire (Black Hammer)

“My admiration for Dave McKean has many facets: as an artist, as a storyteller, and as an innovator. He revolutionized the illustrated book narrative with his multimedia use of real objects, art, and photography collages, and elaborated some of the most amazing box art to present entire worlds on a cover, a single page, or a sequential art layout. He is an emblematic, powerful artist, and his unique style stands as a landmark in multiple mediums: Film, photography, and graphic arts. Two volumes offer barely a glimpse of his capabilities and horizons.”—Guillermo del Toro


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