Tag: Sandman

Mr. Sandman meets Little Nemo

While I would never pretend that Winsor McCay’s Little Nemo and Neil Gaiman’s Sandman appear very similar, I could not help but think of how both authors depict the “dreamworld”. In class we talked about panels that we found to be disturbing or ‘trippy’, and I couldn’t help but make comparisons with how dark and haunting both graphics are. Sandman, a far more modern spin… Read more →

On Truth and Lies in a Nonmoral Cat

I missed most of the Nietzsche the first time I read “Dream of a Thousand Cats,” but thanks to desireesw’s post I decided to take another look at it. Last semester when I read Friedrich Nietzsche’s essay “On Truth and Lies in a Nonmoral Sense” (full text here) it blew my mind. So when I first read Neil Gaiman’s story,… Read more →

References, References Everywhere!

What’s one thing Neil Gaiman’s Sandman and Mike Carey and Peter Gross’s The Unwritten have in common? A not-so-subtle list of book recommendations. Sandman and The Unwritten are packed with references to important literary works, stressing the weight those stories carry.  Both Sandman and Unwritten have heavy themes of the importance of stories and literature, and the place of high… Read more →

Cover Yourself Up: Rape in Comics

In reviewing many of the comics we’ve been presented with in class, such as Watchmen, Sandman,  A Contract With God, and Die Stadt, I’ve noticed a reoccurring theme of rape. In Watchmen, Sally Jupiter is the victim of attempted rape from one of her fellow heroes. In Sandman the Greek muse Calliope is raped by one of her captors. In… Read more →

Loves of Listless Long Lives

Reading through both Watchmen and the Sandman series, I noticed a peculiar fact. The characters that are essentially immortal for the most part seem to have horrible love lives. Is it because of their powers and responsibilities, or is it something else? I’m going to focus on four characters between these two series. First off, there’s Element Girl, a minor… Read more →

The Truth About the World

What I liked about  Dream Country was that there were so many ideas and themes that reminded me of things I had already read/watched before. It offered a sense of familiarity that made me more open to interpreting the stories. For length’s sake, I’m just going to focus on “Dream of a Thousand Cats.” The first thing that popped out… Read more →

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

In Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman, Volume 3 one of his stories is a little spin off of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. I found this chapter to be quite humorous, as well as creepy to keep up with The Sandman theme.   First, I though I would talk about the similarities between the play and this chapter. The comic does a great job (like with A Dream… Read more →