Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Witch # 1 (illustrated by Max Rugers)

After talking with Janet, Todd Faber dreams of climbing a tall rock face and upon reaching the top discovers that Dream is at the top waiting for him. Todd, realizing that he is in a dream, recounts a nightmare he had when he was five or six. He tells Morpheus that in his dream he was trapped in a house full of witches and to escape he climbed onto the roof of the house. The roof then tilted and he fell off. He knew that if he hit the ground he would die and he pulled himself out of the dream because he didn’t know how to wake himself up.

This Witch is one of the witches from Todd’s nightmare.

This Witch appears in The Castle (originally published in Vertigo Preview # 1) on page 5.

I love this portrait from Max. While this witch doesn't seem scary, there is something a little off-putting about her. I think it's her elongated face and the "cracked" appearance of her clothing, which works well for a nightmare. I also really like the colors and the contrast between the red and the stark whiteness of the background. This is a fantastic portrait!!!

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