Skin deep - Sottopelle appartiene a una serie di tre volumi (insieme a El Borbah e Big Baby) che precede l'opera Black Hole. Skin deep è una raccolta di storie brevi che raccontano il male oscuro che cova sotto la superficie levigata del perbenismo americano. Burns racconta di Dog Boy, ragazzo con il cuore trapiantato di un cane, di cui assume alcune caratteristiche; del predicatore Bliss Blister, che forse porta la parola del Signore, ma forse doni più inquietanti; e di altri personaggi le cui avventure abitano il confine tra l'assurdo e l'horror.
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I love the monster Kid, Mexican wrestling, Twilight Zone, imaginary early '60s, sick, slightly off, David Cronenbergesque biological mutation, science fiction, psychedelic world that Charles Burns creates in his work. These are three stories from his Big Baby strip loosely linked together, a kind of Leggi tutto
This graphic novel is another classic by Burns. This time using his name to burn a story skin deep into our skulls. "Burn Again" and "Marriage from Hell" are sizzling masterpieces.
Burns says, It's a cold, cruel world. 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 club, only to realize your hair is now symmetrical H R Giger tentacles and the world you live in is controlled by an angry, one-eyed GAWD who d Leggi tutto
Définitivement le meilleur de ce que Charles Burns a fait. Malaisant et creepy à souhait.
Accidentally got the Spanish edition from the library -- pretty great, though I'm sure the translation and my slackass understanding of the King's Castellano detracted from the writing a tad. Love that late 80s/early 90s grotesque style. A world of impenetrable retro freaks, slick-haired evangelical Leggi tutto
One of my favorite collections from Burns. With direct allusions to Burroughs' NAKED LUNCH and the Manson Family as well as satirical indictment of American televangelism, domesticity, and soap operas, there's something a bit John Waters-esque about these three loosely interlocking (and sometimes me Leggi tutto
Charles Burns is a giant of the medium. His books never disappoint and this one is no exception. My favourite material of his was the Black Hole series but this ranks in amongst his best work. In my mind Burns can be mentioned in the same breath as Daniel Clowes, Chester Brown, Seth, and Chris Ware. Leggi tutto
If Rod Serling had had an "acid baby" with Elvira. . . or if the old Night Gallery had been broadcast from an alien planet. . . or if H. P. Lovecraft had moved to Los Angeles and started a punk rock band circa 1977. . .
Recommended if you already know that you like Charles Burns. If I understand correctly, these are some of his older stories from underground magazines, but redone. There are three stories and all of them are pretty strange. I like strange, so this is great for me. If anything is a detractor, it's th Leggi tutto
This was pretty amazing. It is like three episodes of the twilight zone rolled into one graphic novel. The art is really amazing and the style encapsulates the style of the 40's/50's. This was a great read. Totally entertaining.
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