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Skin Deep Paperback – September 8, 2009
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If you were paying attention, you'll recognize "Dog Days" as the source material for the brilliant live action serial "Dog Boy" which ran on MTV's LIQUID TELEVISION.
For this souped up version of SKIN DEEP (volume 3 in The Charles Burns Library), there are new covers, new interior front and back pieces, and an epilogue with a little explanatory verse and some collected bits and pieces including: a Burns cover for BLAST magazine (1991, which also serialized Dog Boy), black and white reproductions of the 1992 edition covers and endpieces, a self portrait which also appeared on the cover of Comics Journal in 1992 and some fabulous Burns "wallpaper" which you are encouraged to photocopy to use as such.
Very satisfying for the Burn enthusiast.
This edition was delayed several times, probably due to the time consuming and painstaking efforts that go into his creations.
It's definitely worth the effort. Thanks Charles!
|Length: 6:26 Mins|
In my video I read to you five pages of the first story ( the book has three stories), to give you a feel for tone and look of book. The main character and hero of the first story is kind of a cross between Archie Andrews and Jimmy Olsen. A naive fellow who most folks call Dog-Boy, and he looks at the world around him without much depth of thought, the way perhaps adolescents might view the world. But he encounters sinister, creepy people who seem to have boiled over from some underground cauldron in a punk-rock hell and does the best he can to deal with what fate has handed him.
The second story is a very twisted and , well, sick..., exposure of a cult-like scam artist who ends up believing his own propaganda only to realize too late that he , himself , is being used by another shady self-styled cultist.
The third story defies any standard description. An author proceeds to write a tale and takes us into the storyline only to have reality suddenly come crashing back at the end.
The book is well worth buying. I actually have re-read the book several times since buying it, enjoying it immensely each time. It's not a read-and-toss book, it's one that you will keep coming back to because of it's strangeness and strange sense of humor.
- Mike S.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Burns is dope. His writing, his drawings...they really strike a cord with me. The art work is beautifully drawn in a 50's cartoon style matched with hardcore adult themed stories. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Aeron Iverson
I've been a big admirer of Charles Burns' artwork for sometime, SKIN DEEP is my favorite work of his that I've read. SKIN DEEP contains three mostly unrelated stories. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Hwy61Joe
and Creepy stories! That's why I love Charles Burns. Dog boy! I remember reading the Dog Boy series back in NYC in the late 1970's and early 1980's. Read morePublished on September 2, 2013 by Noah Fence
I STRONGLY recommend you to buy this.The stories are insanely original and the classic inking process of the author makes the book a hell of a trip. Read morePublished on June 27, 2013 by F. Dias