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The Annotated Sandman Edited and largely written by Ralf Hildebrandt Issue 75: "The Tempest" Neil Gaiman, Michael Zulli Disclaimer: Sandman and all related characters are copyrights and trademarks of DC Comics Inc. Sandman and this annotation are intended for mature audiences only. M. Bezuijen writes: There is a reference to another comic series 'Bone' by Jeff Smith (http://www.boneville.com) in this story. * The inn were it all starts has the sign of a red dragon. This is one of the main characters in the Bone saga * The old lady waiting the guests is actually 'Gran'ma Ben' (or queen Rose) from the Bone series, also one of the main characters in the saga. These references were confirmed by Jeff Smith personally - you can find it in the message board on above website. Here's his message: Jeff replied "Yes, that is Gran'ma running the inn. It was drawn by Charles Vess (who illustrated Rose, of course). And it was a wink toward the Dreaming in Bone. As I remember it, DC's legal dept. insisted on minor changes in her appeance so I couldn't sue. Which I wouldn't have anyway. Charles also put a red dragon above the gateway to the Dreaming castle. It was a surprise when the issue came out, and I enjoyed it a lot! Charles gave the original art pages to me later as gift."
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