Friday, December 30, 2011


In Greek mythology, Charon is the ferryman in Hades who takes the dead across the River Styx. Generally the dead must give a coin to Charon in order to cross from the land of the living into Hades.

In The Song Of Orpheus, Neil Gaiman takes Charon and places him within the Sandman universe. In this story, Orpheus enters Hades in hopes of rescuing his recently deceased wife Euridice. When he encounters Charon, Orpheus gives him a sprig of Mistletoe, which is the payment from a living person to enter Hades. Along the way, Charon asks Orpheus to play his lyre and the music was so moving that it made Charon weep.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Demon # 01

Since we are on a roll with the characters from Ramadan I thought it might be nice to show another Demon from the story.

Like the others, this demon was imprisoned in The Globe Of Sulaiman Ben Daoud, which Haroun Al Raschid threatened to shatter if Dream did not visit him.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The Enchanters

In the time of Haroun Al Raschid Baghdad had "Enchanters from China and the Mongol lands, with high fur hats and log sleeves filled with secrets."

Here are the four Enchanters who frequented the palaces of Al Raschid.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Demon # 17

This is one of the demons trapped within The Globe Of Sulaiman Ben Daoud.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

The Grape Seller

When Haroun Al Raschid and the King Of Dreams walk through the Baghdad market place this Grape Sellers sells some grapes to the Caliph for two dirhams after some negotiations.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Ghost Boy # 04

This ghostly boy is one of the many boys listening to Headmaster Parkinsons speech at St. Hilarions when the dead return to earth in the Season Of Mists storyline.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Emissary # 02

This Emissary is one of the guests of The Dreaming who hope to gain control of Hell from the King Of Dreams.

He is in attendance when Dream announces who will take the key and become the new rulers of Hell.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Demon # 18

This demon is not a demon from Hell. Instead, this demon was imprisoned within The Globe Of Sulaiman Ben Daoud. Inside the globe were nine thousand and nine Demons, Ifrits and Djinn.

This is one of the demons.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Chamberlain To Emperor Norton

The Chamberlain to Emperor Norton appears in Three Septembers And A January in the Fables And Reflections collection.

The Chamberlain brings a message to Emperor Norton that is presence is requested at the Cobweb Palace. The Chamberlain accompanies Norton to the bar where they meet with The King Of Pain, an envoy of Desire.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

The Hunchback

When Haroun Al Raschid was the ruler of Baghdad things he would often wander the city at night.

On one occasion he witnessed the death of a hunchback. Seven strangers claimed to be the one who murdered him, but in actuality the hunchback choked on a fish bone.

Here is the hunchback. I hope you enjoy him.

Friday, December 16, 2011

The Old Ones

In the third chapter of Brief Lives we are introduced to the concept of The Old Ones (Bernie Capax is one of them).

"There are, for example, less than ten thousand humanoid individuals alive on this planet today who have personal memories of the saber-toothed tiger, the megatherium, the cave bear. There are today less than a thousand who walked the streets of Atlantis (The first Atlantis. The other lands that bore that name were shadows, echo-Atlantises, myth lands, and they came later). There are less than five hundred humans who remember the human civilizations that predated the great lizards. (There were a few; fossil records are unreliable. Several of them lasted for millions of years.) There are roughly seventy people walking the earth, human to all appearances (and in a few cases, to all medical tests currently available), who were alive before the earth had begun to congeal from gas and dust. How well do you know your neighbors? Your friends? Your lovers? Walk the streets of any city, and stare carefully at the people who pass you, and wonder, and know this: They are there too. The Old Ones.

Here are some of the unnamed Old Ones who appear in the fourth panel of the third chapter of Brief Lives.

The Old One # 1

The Old One # 2

The Old One # 3

The Old One # 4

The Old One # 5

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Ghost Boy # 02

This is one of the several ghost boys who appears at St. Hilarions when Hell is empties and locked by Lucifer.

This ghost boy is sitting in the auditorium listening to the dead Headmaster Parkinson speak at the assembly.

He is sitting in the front row between Roland and Paine.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Demon # 104

This Demon is from the Hellfire Club in Preludes And Nocturnes.

He is visible in the panel where Dream is triumphant in his duel with Choronzon.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Weirdzo Lila

Weirdzo Lila was a character in the Hyperman comic, which Wanda read when she was a little boy.

During the A Game Of You storyline, Weirdzo Lila appears to Wanda in a dream caused by the messengers of the Cuckoo,

Here is Weirdzo Lila. I really like this one!!!