Black Dog by Dave McKean
The Dreams of Paul Nash Limited Edition

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Damaged souls can give a commanding voice to both beautiful and harrowing stories. Paul Nash is the embodiment of it and Dave McKean harnesses his power, channeling it into a superior graphic novel that everyone should experience.
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Best known for his collaborations with Neil Gaiman, McKean defied expectations with his stunning debut as writer and artist in Cages, winner of multiple awards for Best Graphic Album. Dark Horse proudly presents a new original graphic novel by the legendary artist based on the life of Paul Nash, a surrealist painter during World War 1. The Dreams of Paul Nash deals with real soldier's memoirs, and all the stories will add up to be a moving piece about how war and extreme situations change us, how we deal with that pain, and, in Nash's case, by turning his landscapes into powerful and fantastical psycho-scapes.

David Tench McKean is an illustrator, photographer, comic book artist, graphic designer, filmmaker and musician. His work incorporates drawing, painting, photography, collage, found objects, digital art and sculpture. After a trip to New York in 1986 during which he failed to find work as a comics artist, McKean met writer Neil Gaiman and the pair collaborated on a short graphic novel of disturbing childhood memories, Violent Cases, published in 1987. This was followed in 1988 by a Black Orchid miniseries (again with Gaiman) and Hellblazer covers for DC Comics. Beginning in 1989 he produced the covers for Gaiman's celebrated series The Sandman, all its collected editions and many of its spin-offs, and the Batman graphic novel, Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth, with writer Grant Morrison (1989). McKean has gone on to collaborate further with Neil Gaiman in both print and film.
 

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Camilla Gibb is the award-winning author of three novels, most recently Sweetness in the Belly. She divides her time between Toronto and London, England.Lee Henderson is the author of The Broken Record Technique and The Man Game. A two-time nominee for the Journey Prize, he lives in Vancouver.Rebecca Rosenblum is the much-talked-about first-time author of Once. A finalist for the Journey Prize in 2007, she lives in Toronto.From the Trade Paperback edition.
 
Published October 18, 2016 by Dark Horse Books. 120 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Comics & Graphic Novels, Science Fiction & Fantasy, War. Fiction
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Reviewed by J. Kent Messum on Oct 27 2016

Damaged souls can give a commanding voice to both beautiful and harrowing stories. Paul Nash is the embodiment of it and Dave McKean harnesses his power, channeling it into a superior graphic novel that everyone should experience.

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