I don't like McKean that much, and all his colaborations with Gaiman (Violent Cases, Black Orchid etc) lack the sensitivity of the Sandman comics.
For me most of the different Sandman pencilers are more intensive and therefore preferable for me to McKean.
His style is good to look at, at the first glimpse, but than it's only cold and somehow emty.
But I have now also his own work Cages, in which he works with more reduced drawings, not in this hyperrealistic style, and it looks very promising. Question is, is he also a good writer?
Out of my experience I would say that generally the more easy penciled comics are emotionally much more involving, they reveal their qualities in the proces of reading.
Alk0, which are the best comics in your opinion?