LFF: Dave McKean signing at The Cinema Store this Saturday
26th Oct 05
Outstanding comic artist turned film director Dave Mckean first came to my attention as the illustrator of one of the best ever comic books ever released, Black Orchid. Since then I have been a huge fan of his work (most notably with Neil Gaiman) on such comic titles as Signal To Noise, Violent Cases and the classic Sandman series.
Recently Dave Mckean has turned his visionary artistic genius to film-making, beginning with the stunning short film One Week Before in 1998, and culminating with the upcoming release of his feature film debut (co-written with Neil Gaiman) MirrorMask.
So it was great news to hear from Paul McEvoy today, who has announced details of a rare signing appearance to take place this coming Saturday (October 29th) at the Cinema Store on Upper St Martinís Lane, London at 5.00pm (visit the storeís website for more information on the location).
The appearance is in conjunction with MirrorMaskís upcoming screenings at the London Film Festival on October 30th and November 1st (see www.lff.org.uk for more info).
As well as the appearance from Dave Mckean itself, there will also be a few freebie screening tickets to give away as prizes on the day.
Iíll be landing back in the UK that day after three weeks in Hong Kong, but you can bet your bottom dollar that Iíll be making every attempt to beat the jetlag and join the queue with my treasured copy of Black Orchid in hand.
See our earlier news story here to see a short clip of MirrorMask featuring a very haunting rendition of The Carpenter's 'Close To You', with the film's 15 year old heroine, Helena, and a group of singing robots.
Whilst you're there, why not ask him about his next project - currently slated to be an adaptation of his own Signal To Noise (written by Neil Gaiman). Visit our earlier news story here for more information.