Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Sleeping Sickness Patient # 5 (illustrated by Max Rugers)

Between 1916 and 1988 countless people succumbed to the Sleeping Sickness.

Many of the victims were admitted to charity wards to care for them during their illness.

This man is one of the patients who were taken to the charity ward. He was in the same room as Ellie Marsten in July 1939.

He can be seen in Sandman # 1, page 18, panel 1.

I love the simplistic approach that Max did for this charcter. It’s very precise and fluid. I really like how, when look at this portrait, I can’t help but think that Max modeled this after a real person. This drawing looks like someone sleeping and feels so incredibly real. I like that!!!

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