Someone sent me this photo they found on a Phantom of the Opera fan site. It is supposed to be of Erik, the Phantom of the Opera, as a boy. They forwarded it to me, as they thought it looked like the image they had of Bastian early in story. I have to say that to a certain extent, I agree. It's surprisingly close. However, if any of you have read The Phantom of the Opera, you will know that the character of Erik is quite disfigured, much more so than this young man, so I actually believe this sketch might be closer to character of Bastian than to Erik.
(I don't know who drew this amazing sketch. I apologize for not giving you credit!)