Some of the best artists in the world have illustrated Neil Gaiman’s 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.

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Dave McKean

Dave McKean was born in Berkshire in the UK. He attended Berkshire College of Art and Design from 1982-86 and, before leaving he started working as an illustrator. In 1986 he met 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. Dave is also a published writer and photographer, a musician, and a filmmaker. He lives on the Isle of Oxney with his family.

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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 has written or illustrated fifteen books, including The Dangerous Alphabet by Neil Gaiman.

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P. Craig Russell

Craig Russell has spent forty years producing graphic novels, comic books, and illustrations. He is well-known for his graphic novel adaptations of Neil Gaiman’s Coraline, The Graveyard Book, and Sandman: The Dream Hunters, as well as his Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde series.

His work ranges from such mainstream titles as Batman, Star Wars, and Conan, to adaptations of classic operas and a Jungle Book series. He has won several Harvey and Eisner Awards.

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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.

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The Artists of What You Need to be Warm

Daniel Egnéus, Benji Davies, Yuliya Gwilym, Marie-Alice Harrel, Petr Horacek, Bagram Ibatouilline, Nadine Kaadan, Richard Jones, Chris Riddell, Pam Smy, Beth Suzanna. The cover is by Oliver Jeffers.