Saturday, September 27, 2014

Mummy # 1 (illustrated by Max Rugers)

In the penultimate chapter of Worlds’ End, Petrefax retells a story of his experience at an air burial.

At an air burial, each member of the funeral party tell a tale.

Master Hermas tells a true story from his youth when he and Klaproth were apprentices under Mistress Veltis.

When Veltis was an apprentice she accidentally broke a flask of preserving fluid. She was ashamed and ran and hid from her master. She chose the catacombs beneath the city as her hiding place. In the catacombs she travelled a path she had never taken before, passing a wall of mummies, and eventually finding herself in a huge room with six cerements hanging in that room.

This mummy is one of the mummies that she passed on her decent into the catacombs.

This mummy appears in Sandman # 55, on page 20, in panel 3.

This is a pretty intense portrait from Max. Max will often add tape to a portrait and paint over it, giving the portrait an extra texture. He did that here, which almost seems necessary. He used strips of tape as the wrappings of the mummy. Max also took it a step further and used cloth giving it an extra level of texture and creating a pretty awesome effect. This is a pretty awesome portrait!!!

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