, Dec 1, 2001
- 88 pages
Charles Burns is the Harvey Award-winning cartoonist and illustrator whose work became legendary in Art Spiegelman's RAW magazine. 'Skin deep' is the third of a hardcover series of four volumes reprinting his acclaimed oeuvre up to his current magnum opus, the ongoing 'Black hole' comic book series. 'Skin deep' includes Burns' popular character, Dog Boy (a red-blooded all-American boy with the transplanted heart of a dog), and the classic strip 'Dog Days', in which a hash-slinging vixen wags her tail at our fearful hero. The book also collects "Burn Again," which features a strange fella named Bliss Blister, claiming to bring the Word of God, but some fear he brings something evil and profane. In 'A Marriage Made in Hell', a young wife's flesh tingled with passion, but the sight of her made her husband's skin crawl. Was the love-knot she tied really a hangman's noose? These tales of doomed romance set a tone for the rest of 'Skin deep'. In addition to the work collected, 'Skin deep' features new covers and endpapers, as well as several pages of new illustrations reprinted from Burns' sketchbooks as well as covers and other illos from foreign editions of Burns' work that have never previously appeared in the U.S.