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Skin Deep Paperback – September 8, 2009
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For things like dog-boy and Bliss Blister, it really is. It's like taking that extra bean you found on the floor of the nightclub, only to realize your librarian's hair is now symmetrical H R Giger tentacles and the world you live in is controlled by an angry, one-eyed GAWD who drives even Bill Burroughs crazy with His demands. "Burn Again" is the best story here, combining fanatic evangelism with aliens and a revenge plot. Burns draws his characters like he is on drugs, but it's really just an analgesic for your own mind, softening the content by making the characters pop out of the '40s & '50s. Not his best, but even C. Burn's worst is better than most.
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!
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 12 months ago by Aeron Iverson
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