Lord Shaper Picture

Years ago when I first read the Sandman series, I fell in love with it. The stories interweave comic storytelling, classical literature, mythology, folklore, and pop culture in a way that had never been done before. It's also the only comic that ever made me shed a tear. SOB!

Here we have Lord Morpheus himself, and hidden in the folds of his cloak are images of Matthew, his raven, and the Corinthian, one of his nightmares.

I originally did this pic a few years ago and had a few bubbles with faces and things in them floating out of the cloak, but it looked kinda half-assed. So I scanned it in and removed the bubbles a few weeks ago. Since then I've been trying to think of what to put inside the cloak. I thought maybe the rest of Morpheus's family or their sigils, or perhaps the key to Hell given to Morpheus by Lucifer, but didn't really like either of those ideas. I narrowed it down to either Matthew and the Corinthian, or Loki, Robin Goodfellow, and Daniel. So this morning I figured what the hell, the Corinthian with the mouths in place of his eyes is so cool, lets go with it. Did the pencils and the inks this morning and plopped it in. I'm still not completely satisfied with it, but it looks a lot better than a bunch of stupid bubbles.

By the way, if you've never read the comics, they're all available in graphic novel form and totally worth picking up.

characters copyright DC/Vertigo comics

**EDIT** - the way I drew Matthew is bugging the shit out of me. I may have to do something about that someday.
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