Thursday, March 22, 2012


I tried to find out more information about Auralie and her character within the DC Universe, but unfortunately there's not a whole lot out there. All that I was able to discover is that Auralie was an orphan and that she was an escapee from the Female Furie Training Division on Apokolips.

She was also Scott Free's first love.

I must say that Scott did a fantastic job with this portrait. I think this is easily my favorite portrait of the 349 portraits he's done so far.

Here is Auralie.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Burgess' Guards # 3 & 4

Here are two more of the guards who worked for Alex Burgess and looked over the captured King Of Dreams.

These two guards were employed by Burgess in 1972.

I particularly like Guard # 4.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Joey Campbell

While Dream battles John Dee for control of the ruby the world experiences a night of horrific events and catastrophes.

Joey Campbell is one person who faces tragedy.

Some children spray oven cleaner in his face, which burns out his eyes.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Demon # 20

We haven't done any demons in awhile and so I thought it might be nice to share this little guy.

This demon is one of the many demons trapped in The Globe Of Sulaiman Ben Daoud, which Haroun Al Raschid threatens to shatter if Dream did not appear before him.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Alex Burgess


Alex Burgess is the son of Roderick Burgess, the "Daemon King" and head of the Order Of Ancient Mysteries.

Alex was a child when Dream was captured in a ceremony intended to capture Death.

When his father died in 1947, Alex took over the Burgess empire and continued to keep Dream imprisoned.

In 1988, Dream escaped his prison and as revenge for holding him captive he gave Burgess a "gift" of eternal waking, in which he would remain asleep, but in a constant state of dreaming and waking up only to discover he is still within a dream.

Burgess slept for more than five years and awoke only when Dream died and he was released from Dream's retribution.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Burgess' Guards # 9 and 10

Here are two guards who watched over Dream, as he was kept in his glass prison.

These two guards were employed by Alex Burgess in 1968.

Scott did a fantastic job with these characters although he made them look a little nicer than how they appear in the comic.

I hope you enjoy them.

Sunday, March 11, 2012


Compton was the butler for Roderick Burgess in 1916.

Compton greeted John Hathaway when he delivered the Magdalene Grimoire to Burgess prior to the ritual that captured Morpheus.

Compton holds the distinction of being the third character to appear in the Sandman series.

I really like Scott's portrait of Compton. He looks like a cross between a butler and a magician, which I think is appropriate due to the reputation of his employer.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Chas Chandler

Chas Chandler is a friend of John Constantine....probably one of the few people that Constantine can call a real friend.

He drives a taxi in London.

Chas drives Constantine and Morpheus to the house in "The Brambles," where they encounter Rachel, an ex-girlfriend of Constantine's and a junkie, addicted to the sand within Dream's stolen pouch.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The Comic Nerds # 1-3

In the A Game Of You, Barbie goes into a comic shop to buy a comic for Wanda.

She encounters a very rude Comic Shop Guy and in the store, there are also three comic nerds.

On a side note, Comic Nerd # 3 strangely resembles one of the co-owners of the best comic shop in town!!!

Here are the three comic nerds.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Burgess' Guards # 7 and 8

Here are two more guards who watched over the Dream King while he was held captive in his glass prison.

These two guards were employed by Alex Burgess in 1982.

Interestingly enough, Guard # 8 is reading IT, by Stephen King. As pointed out in the Annotated Sandman, IT wasn't published until 1986. Perhaps this guard was able to get his hands on an Advanced Reader Copy.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Jonathan Crane

Jonathan Crane is known as The Scarecrow from the Batman mythology. He is one of Batman's most notable villains. Crane, was a professor of psychology and expert in the psychology of fear. He adopted the Scarecrow persona and became a criminal mastermind after being fired due to testing his fear gas on patients.

In Sandman, Jonathan Crane makes two brief appearances in the Preludes And Nocturnes storyline.

His first Sandman appearance is part of John Dee's escape from Arkham Asylum. Dee stumbles upon Jonathan Crane hanging around in a hallway. Crane is attempting to frighten someone who happens upon him and had killed one of the security guards and left him hanging, dead, from the rafters with a "Kick Me" sign taped to his back.

Crane's second appearance in Sandman is, once again, in Arkham Asylum. As Dream returns John Dee to his cell, Jonathan Crane, dressed as The Scarecrow jumps out and attempts to scare Morpheus and Dee. Crane tells Morpheus that he is afraid to return to his cell because he is frightened of the rat that's living in there and of the screams and as Dream leaves Arkham there are "No sounds of screaming, no sobbing, no noises of pain or madness."

Here is Jonathan Crane. I am particularly pleased with this portrait. Scott did a fantastic job with him!!!