Separately and together, writer Neil Gaiman and visual artist Dave McKean are two of the fantasy field’s most extraordinary innovators. Gaiman’s writings occupy nearly every storytelling medium, including the epic comic-book series The Sandman, the BBC series Neverwhere, and the bestselling novels American Gods, Anansi Boys, and Coraline. McKean’s stylistically unconventional work in photography, collage, sculpture, painting, drawing, and film, along with his mammoth graphic novel Cages prove him to be a vivid storyteller in his own right. Their intensive collaborations range from graphic novels to children’s books; their most recent feat is the visually magical feature-length film Mirrormask, directed by McKean with screenplay by Gaiman. The artists will present work both verbal and visual, followed by an onstage conversation.
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This talk will be webcast live and archived at channel.walkerart.org.