This is Delirium from Neil Gaiman's Sandman Comics. The art above is by Richard Case. Apologies for labeling it as being by Jill Thompson for all of these years. I can't help being a little delirious at times. I was Delirium for Halloween almost two years ago, I haven't been able to completely relinquish her identity. It's kind of funny, but as I get older, I never feel less like Delirium, I just understand different facets of her. I've been afraid of losing reality, and more afraid of losing my fantasies, and the latter was infinitely scarier.
|Mangoes||Sunshine (inside)||Summer||Complete rejuvenation of the Soul|
|Raspberries||Raspberry red||Summer||Intensifies Dreaming|
|Apples||Red, Yellow, Green||All year||Tastes like Autumn all Year|
|Peaches||Peachy orangey||Summer||Stickiness and Fuzziness|
|Pomegranates||Red||Autumn||Favored by Persephone|
|Strawberries||Red||Summer||Good Friends with Chocolate|
|Pears||Green, Brown||All year||Exceptional Conversationalists|
I gave Neil Gaiman the original of this faerie at a book signing. For anyone who is interested in what I think, Neil Gaiman is very nice and looks somewhat like a Muppet. When this faerie found out that this page paid some respects to Neil, she insisted on coming along for the ride, or walk, or fly. If I had four legs and wings I wouldn't ride anywhere.
One of the first things I found for Delirium online is this wonderful story that was commissioned by Neil Gaiman but never published. Check it out here