is a true renaissance man.
He has illustrated novels for adults and children, illustrated comic books (most notably in collaboration with Neil Gaiman
), painted covers for comics, novels, and albums, directed a fantasy feature film and two strange short films, plays in a jazz band, creates remarkable works of modern art, and he seems virtually inexhaustible as he moves from one medium to another, and working in all manner of genres and movements, McKean is a remarkably talented man who continues to astonish me with his beautiful, macabre, expressionistic interpretation of both reality and dreams. No other artist in any medium is doing what he is right now and as far as I'm concerned that is the true mark of a genius. Try as they might, nobody can emulate McKean or produce images that are so seductively surreal.