I read on Twitter that John Watkiss has passed away. Such a fine man and an excellent artist. Here’s one of a set of storyboards he did for a presentation we did to Warner’s about a decade ago, pitching a series of Sandman films.
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.”