It's a well known fact that the ultimate endgame of comic book publishing is to get into the movie business. Just look at Marvel and DC. Dark Horse, however, seems to have taken the idea quite literally. A press release from the publisher announces Dave McKean: Short Films HC, a hardcover that comes with a Blu-Ray featuring, as the title implies, all of McKean's short films, along with "photos, posters, stills, drawings, and more. A must-have for McKean fans!"
The press release elaborates:
Best known for his work with Neil Gaiman and his Harvey Award-winning graphic novel Cages and Eisner Award-nominated graphic novel Black Dog: The Dreams of Paul Nash, Dave McKean also created inventive, surreal short films. McKean's films have been collected in this Blu-ray release, accompanied by a behind-the-scenes hardcover book.
The rest of the press release consists solely of praise for McKean and his work:
"Dave demands his characters agonize over the meaning of life but he forces us to take the rollercoaster ride as well . . . right to the heart of the creative process—his words and drawings cascading across the page in a perfectly structured cacophony. Beautiful!"—Terry Gilliam
Praise for Cages:
"One of the most important works of comic art in the last decade."
—The Comics Journal
"It is compulsively readable, with a lyrical tone that moves the reader through the rougher, more elusive passages as it strives at the very edge of the form's limitation."
—Comic Foundry Magazine
"The finest comic being created today. Get it and see what heights narrative graphic art can achieve."
—The Fine Print
Look for this in stores next June.