Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean, “The Wolves in the Walls”

The Wolves in the Walls is a book by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean, published in 2003 in the United States by HarperCollins, and in the United Kingdom by Bloomsbury.

Neil Gaiman has said the story was inspired by a nightmare his daughter Maddy, then aged 4, had that there were wolves in the walls. In the story the protagonist, Lucy, hears wolves in the walls of her family’s house, but her family does not believe her until one day when the wolves come out of the walls. The book is notable for Dave McKean’s art, which utilises many different techniques, including photography, computer-generated imagery and drawing to achieve its effect.

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