PX01: Skin Deep

Skin Deep by Charles Burns (235x313mm)

This is the Fantagraphics reprint of the Penguin book published a decade earlier.

I don’t know exactly how I ended up buying this edition, but I may just have forgotten that I had the Penguin book? In any case, the contents are identical, so see this for more about that.

But there’s a few extra behind-the-scenes pages collecting odds and ends related to the series that were reprinted.

It seems to be well liked:

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.

This blog post is part of the Punk Comix series.

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