Dave McKean has been one of my favorite artists for many years. His book Cages is one of my favorite graphic novels. He's best known for his many collaborations with Neil Gaiman in comics (Sandman, Violent Cases, Mr. Punch), picture books (The Day I Sold My Dad for Two Goldfish), children's novels (Coraline, The Graveyard Book) and film (Mirrormask). McKean also illustrated Batman: Arkham Asylum, written by Grant Morrison.
We spoke about his new book Celluloid (just out from Fantagraphics books here in North America), the collection of short comics he's assembling, the two films he's working on right now, and his ambitions.