Thursday, March 27, 2014

San Francisco Resident # 16 (illustrated by Lars Brown)

In a challenge from Desire and Despair, Dream gives hope to Joshua Norton, who becomes the first and only Emperor Of The United States.

He lived in San Francisco from roughly 1849 until he died in 1880.

Emperor Norton would occasionally have lunch with Samuel Clemens, better known as Mark Twain. They would eat lunch in a local saloon and talk about stories and Norton would share his dreams of building a bridge across the bay.

In this saloon many people would gather for food or drinks or to men would sometimes go there to meet women. This man is one of the people who were at the saloon on an unusual day when Dream and Delirium were checking in on Joshua Norton and his sanity.

This man appears in Sandman # 31, on page 11, in panel 2. He is talking to another man and a Chinese woman, who may likely be a prostitute.

This is a great portrait from Lars. I like this character and his approach. This portrait looks like the type of portrait that this man would have posed for, meaning that he was probably a man of importance. This just has a very respectable feel about it.

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