“I wasn’t great at sports, I didn’t have a flamboyant personality, but I could draw.”
“At the juncture of fiction and memory, of cheap thrills and horror, lies the dark world of Charles Burns’ art. His stories, appearing in alternative comics such as Raw since the early 1980s, take comic book clichés — wiseacre kids, sinister scientists and tough-as-nails detectives — and rearrange them into disturbing yet funny patterns. Beneath this interplay of familiar iconography lurks the real traumas of childhood, traumas of loss and alienation.” (Read more on The Comics Journal)
Charles Burns, “Fear(s) of the Dark/Peur(s) du noir.” (2007) WARNING: Graphic Content.
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