Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Taramis appears several times within the Sandman series. His most notable appearance is in Brief Lives when Delirium visits Morpheus in the Dreaming and when offered some food, Delirium asks for milk chocolate people about three inches high, men and woman, filed with raspberry cream and mango juice.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Men In Black

Not much is known about these Men In Black.

They appeared out of nowhere to halt an archeological dig located at San Raphael off the coast of Sardinia, where several interesting items were discovered including a penny dated 2019 and some fossilized magazines featuring covers saying !ЯAW.

The peninsula was destroyed in a blinding flash of light and the Men In Black were not seen since.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Demon # 151

Scott has done a lot of Demons from Sandman, but this is one of my favorites.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Baba Yaga

I wanted to show post something special tonight since I haven't posted anything in a few days, so I decided that it was time to share Baba Yaga.

Baba Yaga is a character in Slavic folklore who is known for stealing children, although sometimes she is also known for giving advice to people who seek her out. She is generally portrayed as living in a house with chicken legs and traveling in a giant kettle or mortar.

Gaiman included Baba Yaga in the story "The Hunt" which appears in Fables And Reflections, in which Vassily goes out in search of a beautiful maiden he sees in a locket and encounters several people on his journey including Baba Yaga. In the story, Baba Yaga takes Vassily to the home of the Duke and his daughter in exchange for the heart of Koschei The Deathless.

Scott did a wonderful job with Baba Yaga.

First, is a rejected drawing of the character. He wasn't pleased with how it was going and so he abandoned it at the pencil stage.

He then redrew the character and was happy with it and here is the inked version.

Finally, here is the fully painted version.

Friday, March 18, 2011


Wilkinson is one of the three guides that help Barbie find (and sometimes avoid) the Cuckoo and her army in the A Game Of You storyline.

Unfortunately Wilkinson is killed by one of the Black Guard.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Demon # 53

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

He's easy to spot....

Monday, March 14, 2011


There are a lot of great characters to choose from tonight and I spent a bit of time trying to figure out which one to post...and decided that it was time for Abel.

Abel was the first victim. His brother Cain killed him. You probably all know the story.

Anyway, Cain and Abel both became caretakers of the House Of Mystery and the House of Secrets, respectively, in the Dreaming.

Abel is caring and loving and optimistic, but always the victim.....

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Demon # 34

This Demon should be pretty easy to spot in Preludes And Nocturnes....

Here is both the inked and final painted version of this character. This may be one of my favorite Demons that Scott has done so far.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Hector Hall

Hector Hall has a long history outside of the Sandman Universe.

Originally Hector Hall was a member of the super hero groups Justice Society of America and Infinity, Inc. It was during that time that he met Lyta Trevor (The Fury) and the two fell in love and were married. It was during a battle with the Silver Scarab that Hector Hall sacrificed his life to save the world.

Gaiman, in an attempt to reconcile the various earlier version of the "Sandman" worked him into The Doll's House storyline. Hector Hall (a ghost) was now in the "Dream Dimension" which was an alternate dream reality created inside the head of Jed Walker by Brute And Glob.

After a time Morpheus discovered Brute and Glob's schemes and so he went to stop them and punish them for their actions. He was confronted by Hector Hall, which he quickly and easily returned to the land of the dead. It was during this storyline that Morpheus met Lyta Hall and told her that her son was connected to The Dreaming since she was pregnant during her time with Hector in the "Dream Dimension" and at some point he would come for her son.

Here is Hector Hall.