Neil Gaiman often collaborates with some of the best artists in the world in order to create his bestselling books. The words and art in Neil’s books always complement each other and result in stunning literary and visual masterpieces. Meet the contributors that Neil has worked with over the years.
Dave McKean

Dave McKean was born in Berkshire in the UK in 1963. He attended Berkshire College of Art and Design from 1982-86 and, before leaving he started working as an illustrator. In 1986 he met author Neil Gaiman and they have worked together on many projects since, including the Sandman series, The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish, Coraline, the Wolves in the Walls, Mirrormask, and The Graveyard Book! In his career as an illustrator, Dave has won Harvey Awards for Best New Comic and Best Graphic Novel; he has won the international Amid Award for the best album cover of the year; in 1995 he produced the image that launched the Sony Playstation; and he has contributed promotional work for the films Blade, Alien Resurrection and Sleepy Hollow, and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Dave is also a published writer and photographer, a musician (he has recently set up a record label), and a film-maker. He lives on the Isle of Oxney with his wife and studio manager Clare, and their two children.

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Gris Grimly

Gris Grimly used to play in the underground labyrinths of his small hometown. He is an atrocious speller and often puts letters together to create words he’s convinced really exist in the human language. He is fond of the letter M, which is the thirteenth letter of the alphabet (the total number of books Gris has written or illustrated) and is the first letter in, where other information about Gris Grimly can be found.

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P. Craig Russell

P. Craig Russell has spent thirty five years producing comic books, illustrations, and graphic novels. His work ranges from such mainstream titles as Batman, Star Wars and Conan to a series of adaptations of classic operas (The Magic Flute, Salome, Pagliacci, The Ring of the Nibelung, etc.), a Jungle Book series, and an ongoing series adapting the complete fairy tales of Oscar Wilde. Coraline is his fifth collaboration with Neil Gaiman. He is currently at work adapting Gaiman's The Dream Hunters.

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Teddy Kristiansen

Teddy Kristiansen is a Danish comic book artist and a natural at illustrating mystery, horror, and dark, suspense-filled comics. In 2005, Kristiansen won an Eisner Award for Best Comics Painter for his work on the Superman Graphic Novel "It's a Bird". Kristiansen was also featured in DC's 8th issue of Solo. For the Nintendo 64 emulator, see 1964 (Emulator). ... A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics.

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Charles Vess

Charles Vess has illustrated numerous publications and been featured in exhibits across the nation. His awards include a World Fantasy Award and two Eisner Awards. He lives in Virginia.

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Brett Helquist

Brett Helquist is the celebrated artist behind Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, Lemony Snicket’s The Lump of Coal, and the first true picture-book-length adaptation of A Christmas Carol, a Fall 2009 HarperCollins book. He also wrote and illustrated Roger, the Jolly Pirate. He lives in Brooklyn with his family.

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Adam Rex

Adam Rex is the author of many children's books, including the second book in the Cold Cereal Saga, Unlucky Charms; the New York Times bestselling picture book Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich; the middle-grade novel The True Meaning of Smekday; and the teen novel Fat Vampire. He lives in Arizona with his wife.

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Skottie Young

Skottie Young is an award-winning cartoonist and writer who illustrates New York Times bestselling adaptations of L. Frank Baum’s Oz novels for Marvel Entertainment. His unique art style and sensibilities have drawn acclaim worldwide, earning him multiple Eisner Awards. He has worked in comics, toys, and animation for Marvel, Warner Bros., Image Comics, Mattel, Cartoon Network, and many more. Skottie lives in Illinois.

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Chris Riddell

Chris Riddell is an acclaimed British artist who lives in Brighton, England. He has written and illustrated many books of his own, including Ottoline and the Yellow Cat and Ottoline Goes to School, and has illustrated, for Bloomsbury UK, The Graveyard Book; Coraline; and Fortunately, the Milk, as well as The Sleeper and the Spindle.

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