McKean uses mixed media to take readers on a journey unlike any other: "The Coast Road" follows a desperate wife trying to find her missing husband, whose ghostly image appears in unexpected ways. "Black Holes," written by an anonymous journalist, concerns the politically sensitive true story of Chinese villagers induced by the government to sell their blood, only to be infected with AIDS through poor medical practice. A myriad of personal tales fill the pages of McKean's latest achievement.
* Winner of the Victoria and Albert Museum Illustrated Book of the Year award!
Praise for Pictures That Tick Volume 1:
"Impressive are the wordless stories, rendered in sparse line drawings, that evoke a sustained, dreamlike state and often invoke McKean's favored motif of flight."-Booklist