Charles Burns Reading/Signing @ Bookshop Santa Cruz

Cartoonist Charles Burns visited Bookshop Santa Cruz yesterday to welcome the release of his latest book “X-ed Out”, the first in a surreal, mashed-up, and entirely epic trilogy. Burns is an intriguing speaker who successfully balances the fine line between remaining mysterious and divulging enough details about his work, past, and artistic process. He is one of my favorite graphic artists/illustrators/writers, and I turned SO RED when I got to meet him, tell him thank you for coming to Santa Cruz, and that I LLLOOOVVEE HIMM!!! (Luckily that very last detail DID NOT past through my lips, but trust me, it was difficult to hold back)

Above: Doug, the drugged protagonist. Below: “X-ed Out’s” book cover: Tin-Tin-meets Naked Lunch (two conspicuous influences Burns himself menitons)


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