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Facetasm : Creepy Mix-And-Match Book of Face Mutations Hardcover – September 18, 1998


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 36 pages
  • Publisher: Green Candy Press; 2nd edition (September 18, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1889539058
  • ISBN-13: 978-1889539058
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 6.4 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,561,069 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Amazon.com Review

Eighteen creepy, icky, and downright weird faces by artists Charles Burns and Gary Panter have been cut up and bound into Facetasm, so you can mix and match to your heart's content, exploring more than 7,000 possible mutations. From robots to monsters to things that look like mutant rejects from some twisted Disney cartoon, the faces are strange enough before you start mixing them up, but once you begin flipping you'll be hooked. There's even a space on the back page for your own photo, so you can see what you'd look like with a new hairdo. Or fangs. Facetasm is good old-fashioned fun with a healthy dose of the avant-garde, and giving it to your kids is like inviting William Burroughs to baby-sit. A good thing. --Simon Leake

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By N J Carol on April 17, 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is a take on the flip-books of our youth - but instead of jungle animals, or funny characters, this book uses creepy faces to flip and change. If you like Zombies...well, this is your book.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Marc J. Palm on June 1, 2000
Format: Hardcover
This book is well worth the price and the time it take to reach you home. It's just a lot of fun. Charles Burns is one of the greatest illustrators it shows that he is very careful with his pen strokes. Gary Panter on the other hand wasn't a real good match for Burns but he doesn't ruin the book. They both did a terrific job. The whole idea is terrific.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Blahblahblah on April 14, 2001
Format: Hardcover
Remember those books you played with when you were a kid where on each page would be an ordinary drawing cut into three sections, but if you turned only one or two of those sections to a different page, you would create a new picture meshing together two or three different scenes? This is the same basic concept, but geared towards adults with the hearts of children (in their desk drawer).
Combining their skills are two of the greatest renderers of the strange and grotesque, Charles Burns and Gary Panter. My one complaint, however, is that what really made this type of book great as a kid was that you could take the ordinary and make it extraordinary and bizarre, however with Facetasm, each original picture is already bizarre as is. This takes away from the fun of such subversive acts as, e.g., combining a picture of a macho testosterone filled body builder with those of a dainty ballerina and a withered old man. Here, the artists themselves have already committed the acts of subversion with each original drawing. But it is still fun to play around with and it contains great artwork by both contributors.
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