Thursday, October 27, 2005

Charles Burns - Black Hole

Last Spring, Cartoonist Charles Burns wrapped up his 12 issue Fantagraphics series Black Hole after more than a decade of work. It takes place in the Pacific Northwest in the 70's and involves a mysterious sexually transmitted disease that slowly mutates the teenagers it infects. The series showed up in the Comics Journal's list of "The 100 Comics of the Century" years ago when it was only at about the midway point. Now the whole thing has been collected in a big fancy hardcover from Pantheon. Cue press tour...

There's a nice feature on Burns and the book at The Baltimore City Paper.

There's also an interview with Burns at Book Standard.

Finally, Burns can be heard along with cartoonist Chris Ware discussing their work and comics in general on Open Source Radio.


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