c:sandman

☆ The Dream King ☆

The dream king flies through the night to weave stories in children’s dreams. He has dark sensibilities - his dreams start sweet, but tend to end with a fright. Based off the myth of the sandman. 

This was one of those ideas that waltzed into my brain with clear definition. It looks almost exactly like my vision of it, down to the colors I used, which almost never happens!

Original cover art by Dave McKean from the Sandman: Preludes and Nocturnes, published by DC Comics, September 1991. 

From the auction listing: “The wonderfully colored egg shaped stones are placed in a wooden printer’s typeface box, along with some sections of painted board that form the face of Morpheus looking out at you. The left half of the image was intended for the back cover, and indeed the driftwood was used, however, the sheet music was edited out in favor of a sheet of typed text reviews and quotes.”