Thursday, October 30, 2014

People Made Of Thin Twigs (illustrated by Max Rugers)

Dream, like any king, has responsibilities of his realm. In an afternoon he walked through the hallways of his castle and spoke to his staff. Afterwards he spoke to the Dream Ghosts Who Left Glowing Footprints As The Only Evidence Of Their Passage and the People Made Of Thin Twigs.

This is one of the People Made Of Thin Twigs.

He appears in Sandman # 64, page 5, Panel 3.

This is a fantastic portrait from Max. Not only is the details of this character intense, but Max also attached pieces of real dried vegetation on this character. I’m not sure if it is easily visible in this scan, but the physical portrait is glorious to look at…with the texture and detailed like work and the structure of this portrait!

Here is one of the People Made Of Twigs…

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Actor # 5 (illustrated by Anna Hybsier)

This is another actor who is performing in “The Typhoid Mary Blues,” which was written and directed by Todd Faber.

He was on stage when Janet was about to tell the cast that the play was cancelled, but Todd, reinvigorated after a particularly special dream, returned to the theater ready to move forward with his play.

He appears on the page 10 of “Fear Of Falling” in the first panel.

I like how Anna captured a bit of arrogance and confidence in this character. His high cheekbones are striking.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Actor # 4 (illustrated by Lukas Ketner)

This man is another actor performing in Typhoid Mary Blues written and directed by Todd Faber.

He is onstage as Janet begins to tell the cast that Todd has decided to quit the performance. Just as Janet is about to reveal the bad news, Todd appears re-invigorated and ready to make this play a success.

He can be seen on the final page of “Fear Of Falling” in the first panel. This story originally appeared in Vertigo Preview and was later collected in The Kindly Ones and Absolute Sandman.

Lukas did a great job with this character. He is barely noticeable in the published comic, but Lukas gave him a personality that feels very real and appropriate to this character. I like the addition of the turtle neck and the script. Little things like that add a lot of feeling into the portrait, which I really appreciate.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Actor # 3 (illustrated by John Carmine)

In Fear Of Falling, Todd Faber is directing a play and this man is one of the actors who appears in “The Typhoid Mary Blues.”

He appears in page 10 of “Fear Of Falling,” which was originally published in Vertigo Preview # 1. He is in the first panel and is third from the left.

I like how John approached this character. From the published comic, this particular actor has a “snooty” body posture and it seems that John felt the same thing when looking at this character. This character definitely seems to have a bit of a pretentious quality about him and definitely seems to think highly of himself. This is another fantastic portrait from John.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Actor # 2 (illustrated by Max Rugers)

This man is another one of the actors appearing in “The Typhoid Mary Blues” written and directed by Todd Faber..

He appears on the final page of “Fear Of Falling” in the first panel. He is the second from the left.

Max did a great job with this character. He’s barely more than a background character, but Max gave him personality and made him a real person. Also, I really like Max’s use of yellow. It’s not very often that yellow really seems appropriate within the Sandman universe, but I really like it here!!!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Actor # 1 (illustrated by Lars Brown)

“Fear Of Falling,” is a short story, which originally appeared in in Vertigo Preview and was later collected in The Kindly Ones.

This story tells of a man named Todd Faber, who is the writer and director of a play that is in the midst of rehearsals called “The Typhoid Mary Blues.” He is afraid that his play will fail.

This man is one of the actors appearing in the play. He can be seen on the final page of “Fear Of Falling” in the first panel. He is the on the left.

I like Lars’ portrait for the character. He has a great enthusiastic expression on his face and it’s a nice change from the somewhat somber characters we usually find in the Sandman universe.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Bacchante # 4 (illustrated by Anna Hybsier)

As Orpheus mourns the death of this wife Eurydice, Calliope, his mother, visits him and warns him that the Bacchante are near and that he should flee. Orpheus ignores his mother’s warning and finds himself face to face with a group of wild women.

This young girl is one of the Bacchante.

She appears in Sandman Special # 1, on page 43 in panel 6.

I asked Anna to draw this character because I like how she draws children and this is no exception. Anna’s approach to this character is certainly not as dark and disturbing as the Bacchante is the published comic. It is hard to imagine this young girl growing up to be one of the feared and dreadful Bacchante.

Here is Bacchante # 4…