May 15, 2018

Today Vertigo announced the incredible artists who will be bringing the Sandman Universe to life! Bilquis Evely, Dominike “Domo” Stanton, Max Fiumara, Sebastian Fiumara and Tom Fowler will join the imprint as series artists for the recently announced Neil Gaiman-curated line of books. The Sandman Universe will kick off with the oversize special THE SANDMAN UNIVERSE #1, followed by THE DREAMING and HOUSE OF WHISPERS in September, then LUCIFER and BOOKS OF MAGIC in October.


Here are the creative teams behind these new series:


  • THE DREAMING—written by Si Spurrier with art by Bilquis Evely
  • HOUSE OF WHISPERS—written by Nalo Hopkinson with art by Dominike “Domo” Stanton
  • LUCIFER—written by Dan Watters with art by Max Fiumara and Sebastian Fiumara
  • BOOKS OF MAGIC—written by Kat Howard with art by Tom Fowler


All writers and artists will collaborate on THE SANDMAN UNIVERSE #1, available August 8, 2018. Fans can check out artwork from all four artists, with colors by Mat Lopes, in the gallery.



About Bilquis Evely:

BILQUIS EVELY is an artist based in Brazil who debuted in comics with Dynamite’s Doc Savage and Shaft. Her latest works include SUGAR & SPIKE, 2016 BATMAN ANNUAL #1, WONDER WOMAN and Lazarus X+66 (published by Image). Evely works with traditional media and brush, with her backgrounds and references based on the classics.


About Dominike “Domo” Stanton:

DOMINIKE “DOMO” STANTON is a recent graduate of DC Comics’ Artists Workshop. His published work includes DC SHOWCASE, Starbrand & Nightmask, Moon Girl and Devil DinosaurThe Big Con Job and Darryl Makes Comics’ DMC.


About Max & Sebastian Fiumara:

MAX FIUMARA and SEBASTIAN FIUMARA are brothers and artists from Argentina. The two often collaborate on projects including Dark Horse’s Abe Sapien. Individually, Max’s work includes The Amazing Spider-Man and most recently the Black Hammer spinoff series Doctor Star & the Kingdom of Lost Tomorrows. Sebastian’s work includes Loki and ALL-STAR BATMAN.


About Tom Fowler:

TOM FOWLER is a cartoonist and illustrator who has worked in comics, advertising, film and game design. His best-known comics include the MAD Magazine feature “Monroe,” Venom, Hulk Season One, Quantum & Woody, Rick and Morty and the critically acclaimed Mysterius the Unfathomable. He currently is an inker for DC’s Young Animal’s DOOM PATROL.


Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on,, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post,,,, Boing-Boing,, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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