Friday, September 5, 2014

Emissary # 34 (illustrated by Anna Hybsier)

When Lucifer retires from his role as ruler of Hell, Dream becomes the unlikely caretaker of the Key To Hell. Shortly after Dream takes possession of the key, emissaries from various cultures and pantheons gather in hopes of obtaining the ownership of Hell for their own uses.

This man is one of those emissaries.

Who does he represent and why does he want the Key To Hell? These are questions that are never answered.

This Emissary appears in throughout the Season of Mists storyline, but specifically can be seen in Sandman # 27, on page 11, in panel 4. He is in the middle.

Anna did a fantastic job with this portrait. In the published comic we see a silhouette of this character, but nothing more than a shape of who this character was. I always pictured him as some sort of knight since there were several knights who were emissaries. Anna took this character and defined him in a surprising and cool way. Instead of the tall plume on top of a helmet she made the “plume” his hair. I really like her approach to this character. This is another portrait that shows why I enjoy this project and how some of these obscure characters can be interpreted in so many different ways.

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