Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Faery # 32 (illustrated by John Carmine)

Faeries can be frightening.

In Sandman # 19, Morpheus invited the Faery Folk to watch the first performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, written by William Shakespeare.

There are Faeries that look sweet and innocent and then there are Faeries who look scary. Most Faeries seem to have a mischievous side (with, it seems, very few exceptions).

This Faery is one of the scary ones.

This Faery appears in Sandman # 19, on page 7, in panel 1.

I like that there are a wide variety of Faeries that attended the first performance of this play, on June 25th, 1593. It allows for each artist to interpret the Faeries and John did a fantastic job of that. The close up perspective of this character definitely gives him a more menacing quality than he might have had if we weren’t so close. The shadowing on his face also gives him a more menacing appearance. I like that we get a glimpse of his personality and he’s definitely one of the mischievous ones…

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