Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The Black Guard # 7 (illustrated by Jeremy Haun)

In A Game Of You, Barbie is pursued by the Cuckoo’s elite army, The Black Guard.

The Black Guard were sent out to search of Barbie and her friends and to bring them to the palace of The Cuckoo.

At one point the Black Guard came close to finding them, but Barbie, Primando, Luz and Wilkinson hid under a snow drift and were able to avoid detection.

Eventually the Black Guard captured Barbie who was then delivered to the Cuckoo.

The Black Guard appears in several parts throughout the A Game of You Storyline. This particular member of The Black Guard appears in Sandman # 35 on page 7 in panel 3.

This is a fantastic portrait from Jeremy. He did an awesome job capturing both the menacing appearance and the frightening aspects of this character. The blackness inside the helmet with the eyes staring out is quite haunting.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Awards Ceremony Member # 6 (illustrated by Max Rugers)

Richard Madoc had writers block, but after trading Erasmus Fry a Bezioar for the muse Calliope he becomes a successful writer and a celebrity.

Richard Madoc won many awards and this woman was in attendance at one of the award ceremonies where Richard spoke.

She appears in Sandman # 17 on page 13 in panel 1.

I really like this portrait from Max. It’s an interesting perspective. I love the way her hair flows across her face. The details and sweep of her hair is absolutely perfect.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Dignitary # 246 (illustrated by Ron Chan)

Dream and his lover, Killalla Of The Glow, travel to the palace to attend the parliament concerning zones of responsibility and the merits of obligation for creation.

Dignitaries from various planets, realms and realities gather to be a part of this important meeting. This Dignitary is one of many who gathered at the palace.

After discovering Killalla kissing Sto-Oa, Dream seeks out Desire and confronts her, thinking that she had a hand in this betrayal, which, of course, she did. She is Desire after all. This Dignitary is standing near Desire as Dream expresses his displeasure with her games.

This Dignitary appears in the background in Endless Nights, in the story, The Heart Of The Star, on page 18 in panel 4.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Demon # 441 (illustrated by Carl Sciacchitano)

Once the Angels Remiel and Duma took possession of the Key To Hell, the demons and condemned souls were allowed to return and populate Hell once again.

This demon was part of a school of fish-like demons were some of the many demons that were allowed to return. This is one of those fish demons.

He appears in Sandman # 28, on page 1 in panel 2.

Friday, November 20, 2015

London Citizen # 4 (illustrated by Max Rugers)

The morning John Constantine woke with a feeling that someone was trying to tell him something he went about his day as he always would. He brushed his teeth, got dressed, putting on his favorite overcoat and left the house at 11:25am to go to the Easy Diner to get some breakfast.

As Constantine left his house and said good morning to London he passed by several people in the streets.

This man is one of the people Constantine passed.

He appears in Sandman # 3, on page 3 in panel 6.

I really like this portrait from Max. In the published comic, this man is in the background walking down the street. I like Max’s approach with this character. He drew this character in a realistic manner and I can easily imagine him walking the streets of London. I like the background that Max used for this portrait. The torn up paper is a really nice touch.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Bondage Girl # 4 (illustrated by Kai Martin)

In the first chapter of Brief Lives, Delirium wanders into a bondage club looking for a change.

The club is filled with people having a good time.

This woman is dancing to Tear In Your Hand by Tori Amos. She really stands out in the crowd, probably due to the fact she is wearing a cone shaped bra.

He appears in Sandman # 41 on page 9 in panel 5.

I really like this portrait from Kai. I really like the feathered line work of her hair and the expression on her face. It’s obvious that she is enjoying the music…and enjoying her time with the man she is with.

Here is Bondage Girl # 4…

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Dead Man # 236 (illustrated by Max Rugers)

Orpheus went into the depths of the Underworld to rescue Eurydice. As he approached the throne room of Hades and Persephone he encounters a large gathering of the dead.

To implore the rulers of the Underworld to release his deceased wife, Orpheus sang a song about love and loss. This song caused the dead to weep.

This Dead Man is one of the many weeping dead men in the Underworld.

He appears in The Song Of Orpheus, on page 33, in panel 3.

This is an amazing portrait from Max. I really like his heavy use of blacks and deep reds in this portrait to convey a sense of despair. This is a wonderful portrait with a lot of emotion.