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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3.84 avg rating — 42,348 ratings — published 1995 — 35 editions
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3.81 avg rating — 6,341 ratings — published 2010 — 10 editions
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3.94 avg rating — 2,001 ratings — published 2014 — 8 editions
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3.96 avg rating — 1,475 ratings — published 1999 — 11 editions
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4.14 avg rating — 799 ratings — published 2016 — 7 editions
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3.56 avg rating — 425 ratings — published 2009
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Free S**t

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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

“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

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

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