Black Hole - Charles Burns
A beautiful mix of fantasy and truth.
| 17 Mar 2006
Burns successfully captures the horrors of high school and exaggerates them through his use of fantasy and powerful visual techniques. His extensive use of black ink amplifies the feeling of teenage isolation. The mutations and sexually charged imagery vividly express his characters' inner turmoil. 'Black Hole', a graphic novel of twelve volumes that took Burns ten years to complete, is a beautiful mix of fantasy and truth. Well worth a read. [Kimberly Carpenter]
Published by Jonathan Cape. Out Now. (Cover Price Ã‚Â£16.99)