Death And Delirium 006 – Death by Marc Hempel

October 19, 2010

Death Holding A White Rose by Marc Hempel

The Death and Delirium Collection

Artist:   Marc Hempel
Date: June 3, 2010
Location: Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Note(s): A chance to get on Marc’s commission list in the early spring leads to this amazing piece.


Death And Delirium 005 – Death by Mahmud Asrar

September 12, 2010


Death (Sandman, The Endless) by Mahmud Asrar

The Death and Delirium Collection

Artist:   Mahmud Asrar
Date: April 17, 2010
Location: C2E2, McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

Note(s): Absolutely gorgeous!

Death And Delirium 004 – The Endless on Abbey Road

June 1, 2010


The Endless on Abbey Road - Destruction, Delirium, Death and Dream

The Death and Delirium Collection

Artist:   Tom Fowler
Sandman’s The Endless – Destruction, Delirium, Death and Dream with Mervyn Pumpkinhead 
Date: March 3, 2010
Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Note(s): After Tom went above and beyond in his first commission piece I just had to get a second one.  Took me awhile to come up with a suitable subject for him but it all fell into place once I saw this Destruction piece

Death, Delirium and the iconic Abbey Road image were my only instructions.  And as always, Tom doesn’t disappoint with adding his little humourous touches (check out Mervyn) that I wasn’t expecting.

075: Death-tusi by Gary Frank

February 23, 2010

Death of The Endless by Gary Frank

‘Tusi #: 075
ArtistGary Frank
Subject: Death (Sandman, The Endless)
Date: October 31, 2009
Location: Lucca Comics & Games, Lucca, Italy

Notes: I had gone to Italy with absolutely no intentions of getting any Batusi sketches.  I just figured that with my severe inability to speak the Italian langauge without causing a possible World War I would be better served just getting generic sketches.

I had just finished reading all 4 Absolute volumes of Neil Gaiman’s SANDMAN.  I thought that those characters would make for some nice sketch subject requests while in Europe.

Gary was not a guest of the show but my friend Tiziano introduced him to me while he was walking about.  Gary was kind enough to agree to draw a little doodle for me.  I asked for Death but then Tiziano mentioned the Doing the Batusi theme.  Gary kind of smirked and I thought, “no way in hell is he doing that theme.”  He took away my sketchbook and returned it the next day.

Yeah, I was left just a little bit speechless when I opened the sketchbook.