Dave McKean is an English illustrator, photographer and comic book artist. McKean has collaborated with Neil Gaiman on two children's picturebooks, 'The Day I Swapped my Dad for Two Goldfish' and 'The Wolves in the Walls'.
He has also illustrated Gaiman's children's novels 'Coraline' and 'The Graveyard Book'. Dave has also worked with David Almond on the graphic novel, 'Slog's Dad'.
For Wordsmith, Dave kindly took some time out of his hectic schedule to give us his tips for illustrating a book or graphic novel. It could be a book where you have written the story yourself or one where you have been provided with the text. Either way, here are his ideas for creating the perfect illustrated story.