Sunday, March 13, 2005

Zulli tracks Sandman painting's progress online

Author Neil Gaiman was talking on his blog this week about Michael Zulli, the visual artist who illustrated the last arc ("The Wake") of Gaiman's old DC/Vertigo comic series The Sandman. Zulli has apparently finally gotten sick of the continual requests for new Sandman paintings, so has declared that he is doing one more, then calling it quits - the grandest, largest portrait yet, in fact, lifesize and done in oil. The interesting thing, though, is that he's decided to document the actual process of painting it, and has created a webpage where you can follow along with the painting's progress as he's actually painting it. Fascinating, and something definitely worth checking out.