Delirium, Dave McKean. Aside from comic and cover illustrations, Dave is known for painting standalone pieces that equally capture his slightly morbid style.
Sandman #11 - "My favourite of the early covers, made from manipulated photographs and small-scale collages. This piece was featured in the Society of Illustrators annual exhibition and a book of the best illustrations of the year. It was stolen from the gallery during the show" Dave McKean
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Sandman artwork by Dave McKean. I was able to see this at now defunct Words and Pictures Museum!
by Dave McKean
The Sandman Overture 1
Dave McKean - Cages Is there a better book out there? No, the answer is no.