Monday, January 31, 2011


Klaproth, along with his three students, are stuck at Worlds' End. During that time Petrefax tells a story told to him by Master Hermas where Klaproth is a character and gives a glimpse into, not only Klaproth's youth, but also the secrets of the Necropolis Litharge.

Does he look a bit like Jack White to you?

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Demon # 51

This Demon is seen in the double page spread from Preludes And Nocturnes.

I suspect that this little guy is an Isz from Sam Kieth's Maxx comic series.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Dreamer At The Wake # 12

This guy is one of many Dreamers who attend the wake for Morpheus.

I am not sure if Gaiman specifically asked for this character or if he is a creation of Mr. Zulli. Either way, he's a very memorable character.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Demon # 121

There were several Demons in Preludes And Nocturnes that look like penises. Some were big penis demons others were small penis demons. Some were hidden in the background and others were very obvious.

This penis demon wore a collar and was chained to the sexy horse demon. Weird? Yes, but what would you expect from Hell?

Scott drew this demon a little less penis-like...well, unless he was an uncircumcised penis demon....

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Demon # 29

Hi again...did you miss us? We took a short little break, but we are back with TONS of new characters...some familiar faces, some that you may not remember...and lots of demons.

Tonight I present Demon # 29.

He is super easy to spot if you keep an eye open for him. Check out the double page shouldn't have a problem finding him!!!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Dreamer At The Wake # 14

This is one of the best paintings Scott has done so far in the series of Sandman characters.

This is one of the Dreamers At The Wake.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Demon # 155 & 156

There are SO many Demons in Preludes and Nocturnes that it's easy to miss one or two or ten. I've gone over the scenes where Dream is in Hell so many times it makes my brain hurt. When looking at Demons sometimes it was difficult to tell where one demon ended and another demon began, especially when the demons were along the edge of the page and difficult to see.

When it comes to Demon # 155 and # 156, I always assumed they were two different demons. These demons appear on page 111 and are in the fourth panel along the right edge. The Demon # 155 is sort of roundish and has two faces. Demon # 156 is right above him and is a snake type of demon. I always thought these were two separate demons. Scott wasn't so sure. Because neither of these demons are entirely on the page it is very easy to imagine them as a single demon.

As a result Scott took a very unique approach to these are Demons # 155 and # 156 is Demon # 155/156.

Monday, January 10, 2011


This little guy is probably not a character you would immediately recognize, but he was always pretty intriguing to me.

This is a Dimension.

The Dimension appears in "A Heart of The Star" which is my favorite story from Endless Nights. This guy is in one panel of the story speaking with a cool looking alien.

See if you can spot him. It's a perfect excuse to read this story again...not that you really need an excuse!!!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Saturday, January 8, 2011


Chaos is one of the "entities" that sends an emissary to the Dreaming in order to try to obtain the key to Hell.

Similar to Order (and Kilderkin of Order), Scott used Zipatone on this character.

Friday, January 7, 2011


So....Hermas is from Petrefax's story at Worlds' End.

When Petrefax is a student he is sent to study an air burial with Hermas and two other students. We learn that Hermas and Klaproth, Petrefax's master, were both students together and were taught by Mistress Veltis.

Does anyone else think he looks a little like a dead Abraham Lincoln? Oh wait...Abraham Lincoln is dead.

Thursday, January 6, 2011


Harry appears in Sandman # 8, which is also the first appearance of Death.

Mike Dringenberg did a fantastic job capturing the moment where Harry realizes that he's meeting Death, from the initial shock and denial to the inevitable resignation that he is dead.

Scott did a fantastic job with this character. He's certainly one of my favorites.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Emissary (The Blank Faced Man)

This guy drove me nuts.

While re-reading the series and making a list of all the characters in the series I stumbled across this guy from Season Of Mists. He is one of the Emissaries who go to the Dreaming in hopes of obtaining the Key To Hell. At one point he is seen talking to a wizard (who I suspected was Merlin...but he's not). I looked online hoping to discover who this character was and found nothing. I asked everyone I knew and I got all sorts of strange answers. I asked tons of comic nerds and "experts" and nobody knew anything. I asked Scott and he didn't know, which was surprising since he seems to know all sorts of obscure DC Universe characters. I emailed Neil Gaiman and never got a response. It was hopeless.

Then I heard that DC was planning on releasing the Annotated Sandman books in 2011 and 2012 and they were going to be edited by a gentleman named Leslie Klinger. So....I asked him. He didn't know who they were, but they were on his list of questions he had planned on asking Neil. He said that if he found out anything he would let me know and he did. He said that these characters were drawn by Kelley Jones "as part of NG's direction to draw a random crowd of people. According to him, they have no special significance."

So there you go.

A special thanks goes out to Leslie Klinger for solving this mystery for me!!!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Roderick Burgess

Roderick Burgess is the person who started Dream's spiral to his death.

In 1916 Burgess captured Dream, accidentally, while trying to capture Death. He keeps Dream imprisoned in a glass bottle and people began to succumb to the "sleepy sickness," in which people would fall asleep and not wake up.

Roderick Burgess died in 1947, 41 years before Dream finally escapes captivity.

Sunday, January 2, 2011


Bes is the Egyptian god of families (particularly women and children).

In Season Of Mists Bes accompanies Anubis and Bast to the Dreaming in hopes of obtaining the key to Hell.