Contact Us

‘The Sandman’ Meets ‘Inception’ in Ojisan Hunter’s ‘Cities of Sand’

tweetmeme_url =
‘http://comicsalliance.com/2010/08/31/the-sandman-meets-inception-in-cities-of-sand/’;
tweetmeme_source = ‘ComicsAlliance’;

In of those “it’s so obvious it’s stupid but also so brilliantly simple we can’t believe we didn’t think of it first” moves, Malaysia-based cartoonist Ojisan Hunter has created a startlingly elegant web-comic that fuses the fictional worlds of Christopher Nolan’s “Inception” film and Neil Gaiman’s “The Sandman” graphic novel series.

In Hunter’s “Cities of Sand,” the cunning industrialist and dream-interloper Mr. Saito finds himself lost in a sleeping world, as seen in the film, but the nature of that world is revealed to be the Dreaming of Gaiman’s classic stories. There, Saito meets Daniel, the new master of the realm he and the characters of “Inception” have trudged through so recklessly.

That “Inception’s” Cobb and Saito jump to and from people’s dreams with as much care and sensitivity as they would from one neighborhood taco truck to another is what compelled Hunter to imagine this story (which, interestingly, is one of just a small number of Daniel-Dream tales to be read since his introduction in the climactic chapters of “The Sandman” nearly fifteen years ago). In accompanying commentary, Hunter suggests that Daniel would deal with Saito and Cobb very differently than his predecessor would.

Visit Hunter’s livejournal to see how this auspicious meeting concludes.

Best of the Web

More From Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://comicsalliance.com using your Facebook account.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Comics Alliance quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Register on Comics Alliance quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!