“I love the streak of darkness that permeates Burns' work. I mean that both figuratively and literally, as his one-of-a-kind illustration style is at-a-glance recognizable because of his heavy use of black ink... That starkness emphasizes the cruel features on the faces of his characters—deep wrinkles, harsh teeth, beady eyes and unflattering noses, to say nothing of the occasional freak. Like the look of his characters, Burns is one of a kind, and Skin Deep
is a good introduction to the man's singular vision - a good way to get your toe wet before diving in.” (Rod Lott - Bookgasm)
“A master of the unearthly atmosphere—David Lynch has nothing on him ... At once cautionary, creepy and curious, Burns is consistently one of comics’ deepest thinkers.” (John Seven - Worcester Magazine)
About the Author
Charles Burns is the award-winning creator of the graphic novel, Black Hole, currently in production as a major motion picture directed by David Fincher. He lives in Philadelphia, PA.