Sandman: Netflix series brought illustrator out of retirement

Netflix’s most-anticipated series, Sandman, has brought a famous illustrator out of retirement.

Dave McKean, the original Sandman artist who did covers for Neil Gaiman’s comics, is returning to his firm ground (via IGN).

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Gaiman revealed during the series’ panel at San Diego Comic-Con that he invited the illustrator to design the end credits for the 10 episodes.

“When Sandman started, everyone asked me if Dave McKean would do anything, but he formally retired,” said Gaiman. “But I called Dave and said, ‘We’re doing the show, you have to do something.’ So every episode has ending title sequences, and it’s a different sequence for every episode he’s done.”

McKean, in addition to contributing with Gaiman in Sandman, was involved in Hellblazer, The Dreaming, Arkham Asylum, among other titles.

More about Sandman

The Sandman comics were authored by Neil Gaiman. He is one of the main producers of the adaptation published by Vertigo Comics, DC’s imprint.

“A blend of modern myth and Neil Gaiman’s dark fantasy that follows people and places affected by Morpheus, the King of Dreams, as he fixes the cosmic – and human – mistakes he made during his vast existence,” reads the synopsis.

David S. Goyer co-writes with Neil Gaiman, and Allan Heinberg is the showrunner for the series, DC’s most expensive.

The cast consists of Tom Sturridge, Charles Dance, Boyd Holbrook, Vivienne Acheapong, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Gwendoline Christie, Davud Thewlis, among others.

Sandman arrives in the catalog of Netflix on August 5th.

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Gabriel Silveira

Gabriel Silveira

Journalism student, fan of the Seventh Art and the biggest Batman fan of all time.

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