Charles Burns


Born
September 27, 1955

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CHARLES BURNS grew up in Seattle in the 1970s. His work rose to prominence in Art Spiegelman's Raw magazine in the mid-1980s and took off from there, in an extraordinary range of comics and projects, from Iggy Pop album covers to the latest ad campaign for Altoids. In 1992 he designed the sets for Mark Morris's restaging of The Nutcracker (renamed The Hard Nut) at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. He illustrated covers for Time, The New Yorker, and The New York Times Magazine. He was also tapped as the official cover artist for The Believer magazine at its inception in 2003. Black Hole received Eisner, Harvey, and Ignatz awards in 2005. Burns lives in Philadelphia with his wife and two daughters.

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Black Hole

3.83 avg rating — 37,942 ratings — published 1995 — 28 editions
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X'ed Out

3.80 avg rating — 5,899 ratings — published 2010 — 9 editions
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The Hive

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Sugar Skull

3.94 avg rating — 1,732 ratings — published 2014 — 8 editions
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Big Baby

3.95 avg rating — 1,309 ratings — published 1999 — 8 editions
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Skin Deep

4.07 avg rating — 777 ratings — published 1992 — 9 editions
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El Borbah

3.94 avg rating — 840 ratings — published 1987 — 14 editions
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Last Look

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3.54 avg rating — 406 ratings — published 2009
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Curse of the Molemen: Big Baby

3.83 avg rating — 69 ratings — published 1986 — 3 editions
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“Eliza sitting naked on a pink towel. So beautiful I could die.

Concentrating, all focused in on her sketchbook, but aw, god ...her tail.

Her cute little tail moving slowly back and forth, making a fan shape in the dirt.

She's the one. She really is. I know that now.”
Charles Burns, Black Hole

“That was all I needed when she smiled at me, all the other stupid, ugly stuff just drifted away.”
Charles Burns, Black Hole

“It was finally all out of me... I was as pure and empty as the flames moving in front of me.”
Charles Burns, Black Hole

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