Dave McKean has illustrated several award winning comics including Arkham Asylum (with author/playwright Grant Morrison), Signal to Noise and Mr. Punch (with author Neil Gaiman). He has written as well as illustrated two books (Cages and Pictures That Tick) released four different collections of his photography(Black and White Lies, Option:Click, The Particle Tarot: The Major Arcana and The Particle Tarot: The Minor Arcana all of which are jointly published by ASFA and Hourglass) and has created hundreds of comic and book covers (including the hugely popular Sandman series).

Dave has created ad campaigns for Nike, Kodak, Mini, BT, Eurostar, Smirnoff and the U.K. government's recent social work scheme as well as over 150 CD packages for Michael Nyman, Tori Amos, Counting Crows, Frontline Assembly, Bill Laswell, Bill Brufond and Alice Cooper amongst others.

He has worked on a variety of book and film projects with John Cale, The Rolling Stones, Milcho Manchevski, Stephen King, Lars Von Trier and Iain Sinclair.

As well as everything else, he is currently directing and designing films including the recent Jim Henson Studios produced Mirrormask (where he also illustrated and designed three different books published by Harper Collins that tied into this feature film), character design on the Harry Potter movie franchise, illustrating the soon to be released "Homecoming" book written by Ray Bradbury (published by Harper Collins) and, in association with ASFA, both Dave and Iain Ballamy oversee the running of the jazz record label Feral.