Here’s a great Bruce Timm drawing of Death from Neil Gaiman’s excellent series The Sandman (and her own, eponymous series, I suppose, although if you read either and enjoy it, you owe it to yourself to read the other). Timm is a wonderful artist. Not only did he completely revolutionize children’s television by proving that you could have a minimalist style and still make it beautiful and interesting to look at, he genuinely understands that sexiness is more a matter of what characters look like they should be doing measured against what they are doing. So it’s much more fun to have a character who looks like she stepped out of a ‘fifties beauty magazine in a one-piece bathing suit with a smirk on her face than it is to just show nudity or sex.

Author: samthielman

Sam Thielman is a reporter and critic based in Brooklyn, New York. His blog is, his twitter handle is @samthielman, and if you can't find him you should check The Strand.

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