Dave McKean (b. 1963, Taplow, Berkshire) is a cartoonist and illustrator best known for his graphic novel Cages, which won the Harvey Award, the Ignatz Award, and Italy’s La Pantera Award. He's collaborated on many projects with author Neil Gaiman and drawn the covers for the popular Sandman series. Throughout his long illustration career he's released several graphic novels, story collections, and children's books, and worked on various commercial projects. McKean lives on the Isle of Oxney in Kent, England, with his wife, studio manager and musician, Clare.