ofmonstersandmadmen asked: Would it be inaccurate to assume that Morpheus was an homage to Robert Smith from The Cure? Whenever I see Dream I'm always reminded of "If Only Tonight We Could Sleep." P.S. you are the wind beneath my wings.

It would. 

The original idea-model for Morpheus was Peter Murphy from Bauhaus.

…and even that was after I’d described him a lot and Sam Kieth had sketched pages of faces, and we’d picked one. Mike Dringenberg went “Oh, you mean a Peter Murphy face” and we went, “Oh yes.”

(But Mike was a huge Cure fan, and put the Cure posters on the walls in The Doll’s House.)

  1. delerium-and-dream reblogged this from neil-gaiman and added:
    I always wondered this myself.
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