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Charles Burns

At the juncture of fiction and memory, of cheap thrills and horror, lies the dark world of Charles Burns. His stories, which first attracted notice in the pages of RAW during the early 1980s, take comic book clichés — wiseacre kids, sinister scientists, tough-as-nails detectives, teenage lust and EC-style horror — and rearrange them into disturbing yet funny patterns. Beneath this interplay of familiar iconography lurk the real traumas of childhood, traumas of loss and alienation.

Similarly, Burns' ice-cold artwork polishes a "conventional" comic look to the nth degree, underlying the artificiality of what we take for normal. At times, Burns's work suggests that our worst fears about mainstream comics are true: that they are stamped out by machines programmed by someone who is going slightly insane.

"The work of Charles Burns is a vision that’s both horrifying and hilariously funny, and which he executes with cold, ruthless clarity... It’s almost as if the artist... as if he weren’t quite..... human!" – R. Crumb

"Burns is a central figure in a generation of artists who have absorbed Pop Art and pop culture as integral a part of their work as any classical tradition." – Spin

"At once alluring and grotesque, Burns' imagery has been eagerly embraced by the counterculture, mainstream media, and a recalcitrant art world without ever compromising his strikingly singular aesthetic." – Juxtapoz

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Blog posts relating to Charles Burns on FLOG! The Fantagraphics Blog



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Big Baby

Charles Burns An impressionable boy named Tony Delmonte lives in a seemingly typical American suburb until he sneaks out of his room one night and becomes entangled in a horrific plot involving summer camp murders and backyard burials.  Product Details...
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Black Hole #10 [Sold Out]

Charles Burns The home that Keith's been sitting is now a safehouse for infected kids. His courtship of Chris gone black, Keith's futility is palpable until he bumps into a seemingly well Eliza. And the tadpoles growing out of his ribs...?  Product Details...
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Black Hole #8 [Sold Out]

Charles Burns Keith and Eliza get high at the dump she lives in with two drug dealers, and make the beast-with-two-backs (and one tail). Chris and Rob "visit" at her campsite; Rob has a deadly encounter with the mysterious monster boy.  Product Details...
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Black Hole #9 [Sold Out]

Charles Burns Left alone in the woods, Chris finds hunger overwhelming and the wait for Rob doubly trying. Newly deflowered Keith takes her away from the cold tent and into his house. Everyone wonders why he's being so nice...  Product Details...
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El Borbah [Sold Out]

Charles Burns El Borbah is a 400-pound private eye who wears a Mexican wrestler's tights and eerie mask. He smashes through doors and skulls as he stalks a film-noir city filled with punks, geeks, business-suited creeps and mad scientists.  Product Details...
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Skin Deep [Softcover Ed.]

Charles Burns Classic stories starring Dog Boy and Mister Blister, as well as several tales of doomed romance and creepy revulsion, plus a selection of sketchbook excerpts, covers and illustrations, in an affordable new softcover edition!  Product Details...
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The Comics Journal #148

Charles Burns interview and cover; a memoir of comics legend Sheldon Mayer; insane Doug Allen and Gary Lieb sketchbook pages; Eightball review; alternative women cartoonists in England; the usual news, reviews, letters column, and more!  Product Details...
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