Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Man # 293 (illustrated by Max Rugers)

In London in June 1920, the news of John Hathaway’s suicide spreads through the city. Young boys are selling newspapers with headlines questioning his mental health and asking questions of the mysteries surrounding his death. The streets are bustling.

This man is on the streets this day. He is standing behind a woman and is crouching down. Perhaps he is speaking to a child or maybe he found a coin on the sidewalk. I’m not really sure. All we see of this character is his butt.

He appears in Sandman # 1, on page 14, in panel 1.

This is a fantastic portrait from Max. We are given very little visual information about this man, but Max accepted this challenge and created a person that easily fits in with the rest of the Sandman Universe. I really like this portrait. The ripped up paper used for the man’s shirt adds an interesting texture to the portrait.

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