The Sandman and Death are intricately illustrated by the amazing Collen Doran, creator of the science fiction space opera A Distant Soil. I love the art deco style of design permeating this drawing and the level of detail that Colleen put into this piece. From the stars to the roses, to the folds of fabric and the sheen on Death’s boots, this image is simply inspiring! But all those things are obviously meant to draw our attention to, and deepen the character of, our titular siblings. Seeing Dream slumbering creates a more human impression than one normally gets from him and having Death stand guard over him, alert and ready to wield he scythe is pure genius. For another portrait of Dream and Death by the inimitable Colleen Doran that I find completely breathtaking, please click here.
I love finding art that I haven’t seen before, especially when said art is by an amazing creator who is no longer with us. In this lovely illustration, Death of the Endless (from the Sandman comic published by Vertigo Comics) poses in a cemetery while balancing a rather strange butterfly on her hand. I love the skull details on the butterfly and in the eyes of Death in the background. Dave totally captures this character perfectly while still giving her his own spin. Whoever Tony is, he’s a lucky guy to own this piece.
Death by David Finch
Who doesn’t love Death? I mean, who doesn’t love Death from the Sandman series by Neil Gaiman. Seriously, ever since she showed up in Sandman #8, the perky quirky little sister of Lord Morpheus (aka Dream) has stolen hearts of readers everywhere. Although she is not my favorite Endless (that designation belongs to Destiny), she is my second choice and I am looking forward to her appearance in Action Comics #894 where she will meet Lex Luthor (written by Paul Cornell). This will be a big event as it marks one of the rare times a Vertigo Comics character will crossover into the DC Comics main universe.