Friday, January 26, 2007

Crazy Hair and a Crazy Week

I was very excited to hear that a new Neil Gaiman / Dave McKean collaboration is in the works. It's called "Crazy Hair" and is another childrens book based on a poem of Neil's with accompanying art work by the amazing Dave McKean. No release date has been set yet buck according to Neil, Dave turned in the last of the artwork recently. Dave McKean's art is one of the most easily identifiable in my opinion. Anytime I see anything done by him, there's just no question that it's his. His art is an amazing combination of collage, sketches, paintings, objects, and anything else that he would like to add. I'd love to see a Dave McKean artbook come out one day, though any of his illustrated children's books or comics could be called an artbook. For those who haven't yet seen it, Mirrormask is an incredible movie. It was directed by Dave McKean with a story by Neil Gaiman. Absolutely beautiful movie. It's like a 2 hour long moving piece of art. Wonderful soundtrack by Iain Ballamy as well.

So today ends a very long yet rewarding week. I think I've learned more in this past week than I have in a long time. Nothing can replace experience. I've loved it all and feel so comfortable with where I am right now. It's a great feeling. However, I'm very tired right now, so i shall read a book until my eyes can't stay open anymore and then float into the wonderful thing that is called sleep.


Quixotic said...

Love Neil Gaiman. Love Dave McKean. Can't wait to see this latest collaboration.

Also love Mirrormask. Whee!

Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Carl V. said...

I saw that on Gaiman's site yesterday as well. I will definitely be picking up a copy.

I have had such an overwhelming urge to watch Mirrormask the last few days and a friend of mine has my copy. I just couldn't take it anymore so I stopped by a place that sells used DVD's on the way home and picked up a copy for $10 and promptly came home and watched it. I really like that movie A LOT (as can be seen in my raving review here):

Dave McKean definitely needs a full fledged artbook. Have you seen the Sandman Covers book? It is really nicely done, shows each cover and for many Dave talks about them. Usually it can be found used very inexpensively online.

Chris said...

Hey Quixotic, What's not to love about the two of them together! Hope you have a great weekend as well :)

Hey there Carl, I have a friend who went through the same thing as you. She loaned her copy of Mirrormask out to someone and just never got it back. So she just recently repurchased it. It's such a magical movie.

I haven't seen the Sandman Covers book. I'm going to have to check it out. Definitely something to add to the collection ;)

Carl V. said...

Here's a link to for the Dustcovers book: