Sunday, November 23, 2008

Pulp Spotlight: The Sandman

Pulp Spotlight
Hello Pulp Friends,

Here's another character I wouldn't mind to draw an arc or two ;)

Attired in a green business suit, fedora, and gas mask, the Sandman used a gun emitting a sleeping gas to sedate criminals. He was originally one of the mystery men to appear in comic books and other types of adventure fiction in the 1930s but later developed into a more proper superhero, acquiring sidekick Sandy, and joining the Justice Society of America.

Cheers,
Francesco

Once again, click on the image for a bigger and colored version.

The Sandman

6 comments:

Kyle Latino said...

That looks great, dude.

I like the new design that the character has, but they haven't used him for anything because of the Kingdom Come story. Maybe afterwards.

Chad Carter said...

Oh my, that looks so damned great. Huge fan of the Sandman of the Golden Age. The one thing I hate about "legacy" stuff is I have to quantify which Sandman I'm talking about when I talk about him. SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE by Steven Seagle, Matt Wagner and primarily Guy Davis slightly reinvented the character, but that long run remains one of the true high points in recent Pulp memory. Thanks so much for this rendition, FF.

Greg said...

Good ol' Sandman, one of the best of a very good lot of the old golden agers, but then I'm a little biased I'll always have a soft spot for those old-fashioned crime fighters, they always seemed to have more, ahem, character than the ones I was reading when I first stumbled on them in the early 90s. Great work once again. Keep it up.

Francesco Francavilla said...

Thank you so much, Kyle, Chad, and Greg: as much of a fan of pulp characters wearing any kind of fedora-like hats, I think there is no need to add that I would LOVE to draw some Sandman stories ;)

Cheers,
Francesco

pimpernel said...

Oh that's awesome. I LOVE Sandman. Keep meaning to buy the archive.

Francesco Francavilla said...

Thank you so much, Simon :) and thanks for the order too :)

Cheers,
Francesco