For those of you who were unaware, The Sandman is my favorite comic series, and one of the main motivators that made me want to be a comic book artist in the first place. It was an easy choice. Now for the version I made. Since this cover has that classic mix between actual physical objects and ethereal images that McKean is known for, I wanted to do a complete 180. Flat graphic blacks, zip-a-tone, and simple colors.