Posts Tagged ‘Charles Burns’

Ken Parille reviews X’ed Out Vol. 1 by Charles Burns

Posted by on October 25th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
Throughout the Tintin stories by Belgian cartoonist Hergé, a brief scene reappears: the hero and his canine companion, Snowy, are about to enter a black hole. Always in pursuit and often pursued, they pass through natural gaps and man-made holes that open into uncertainty — who or what lies on the other side? — but ultimately lead to a happy ending. The mystery is solved, the rupture figuratively closed-up. In X’ed Out, Charles Burns turns the fictional world of Tintin inside out as he explores the visual and visceral appeal of such seemingly routine scenes and images. Burns makes black holes central, linking them to mental and physical wounds that drive Doug, X’ed Out’s unwilling and alienated hero, to undertake his adventure — he needs answers that can only be found at the other end of the opening.

Charles Burns, Chip Kidd, Seth and Chris Ware Panel (Part Three of Three)

Posted by on April 2nd, 2010 at 12:01 AM
The third part (of three) of a never-before-published panel, moderated by Jeet Heer, that occurred October 29, 2005 at the International Festival of Authors in Toronto, Canada.

Charles Burns, Chip Kidd, Seth and Chris Ware Panel (Part Two of Three)

Posted by on April 1st, 2010 at 12:01 AM
The second part (of three) of a never-before-published panel in which Seth and Chip Kidd discuss their respective thought processes for designing Peanuts, Heer puts Chris Ware on the psychiatrist's couch, and Charles Burns reveals the best 16 oz. cheap beer to buy (if it were 1973).

Charles Burns, Chip Kidd, Seth and Chris Ware Panel (Part One of Three)

Posted by on March 31st, 2010 at 12:01 AM
The first part (of three) of a never-before-published panel, moderated by Jeet Heer, that occurred October 29, 2005 at the International Festival of Authors in Toronto, Canada.