Paul Nash was a surrealist painter with quite an interesting life. So interesting that Dark Horse is keen on tapping Dave McKean for a graphic novel based on Nash's life. McKean is best known for his collaborations with Neil Gaiman, but he made a name for himself as a writer and artist in Capes. McKean is also the proud recipient of the Alph-Art, Pantera, Harvey, Spectrum and BSFA awards. And In addition to the standard release, Black Dog will also receive a limited edition of 400 copies featuring an exclusive plate signed by McKean.
Black Dog takes biographical moments from Paul Nash’s life and explorations of his work, writing and imagination and mixes them with firsthand accounts of the First World War. Presented as a series of surreal dreams, the stories add up to a moving piece about how war and extreme situations change us and how we deal with the resulting pain—in Nash’s case, by turning landscapes into powerful and fantastical “psychoscapes.” Black Dog: The Dreams of Paul Nash (978-1-50670-108-0) is in stores October 5, 2016.
Full press release below.
Dave McKean Channels WWI Surrealism in New Original Graphic Novel