I was asked to do a commission of the Golden Age Sandman a while back, but I wanted to make sure I could handle the character before I decided whether or not to take it on. I just tried to imagine Alex Toth's the Fox, and everything sort of fell in to place. We ended up going with a different subject for the final commission but I had a lot of fun with this sketch though.
By the way, the latest Sandman: Mystery Theatre just came out a few weeks back. You picked it up already though, right? Right?!