X'Ed Out

X'Ed Out

Hardback X'Ed Out

By (author) Charles Burns

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  • Publisher: Random House Inc
  • Format: Hardback | 1 pages
  • Dimensions: 232mm x 298mm x 12mm | 581g
  • Publication date: 8 November 2010
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0307379132
  • ISBN 13: 9780307379139
  • Edition statement: New ed.
  • Illustrations note: FULL-COLOR ILLUS THROUGHOUT
  • Sales rank: 68,393

Product description

From the creator of "Black Hole" the first volume of an epic masterpiece of graphic fiction in brilliant color. Doug is having a strange night. A weird buzzing noise on the other side of the wall has woken him up, and there, across the room, next to a huge hole torn out of the bricks, sits his beloved cat, Inky. Who died years ago. But who's nonetheless slinking out through the hole, beckoning Doug to follow. What's going on? To say any more would spoil the freaky, Burnsian fun, especially because "X'ed Out," unlike "Black Hole," has not been previously serialized, and every unnervingly meticulous panel will be more tantalizing than the last . . . Drawing inspiration from such diverse influences as Herge and William Burroughs, Charles Burns has given us a dazzling spectral fever-dream--and a comic-book masterpiece.

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CHARLES BURNS grew up in Seattle in the 1970s. His work rose to prominence in Art Spiegelman's "Raw "magazine in the mid-1980s and took off from there. He has illustrated covers for "Time, The New Yorker, "and "The New York Times Magazine," among many other publications. Burns's most recent book, "Black Hole," received Eisner, Harvey, and Ignatz awards in 2005. He lives in Philadelphia.

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"A haunting first chapter in what promises to be a spellbinder...Burns' control of the story is masterful...it will leave you begging for the rest of the story." -"Publishers Weekly" "Like an apocalyptic hallucination...the visionary artistry of Burns exists beyond the bounds of time and constraints of conventional narrative." -"Kirkus" starred review "Tantalizing...a gorgeous head trip." -"New York Magazine" "Gorgeously ghoulish... it will leave you hungry for more." -"Philadelphia Inquirer ""Nightmarish but oddly innocent... some of his most visually mesmerizing and handsomely presented work to date." "-Santa Cruz Metro ""A fantastic meta-reality where Burns' spastic yet tightly reined imagination is allowed to feed on itself deliciously." "-AV Club ""Creepily intimate...Burns' best-looking work to date." -"Newsday " "Burns's comics are fluid, smooth and as solidly built as a vintage TV set, but they shudder with the chill of the uncanny." -"New York Times Book Review" "I hope it's the first of many." -Straight.com "A surrealistic, often horrifying book...a Tintin homage for grown-ups." -"The Stranger " "Headily beautiful...a trippy experience." "-New York Press" "Bizarre, haunting, horrific, funny...Burns is skilled at paralyzing readers, and leading us into worlds we never knew existed." -"USA Today ""Burns fans will definitely get their dollar's worth of weirdness...Burns has outdone himself in sheer ambition." "-Los Angeles Times ""Long awaited first chapter in what promises to be a trippy, wildly experimental and typically disquieting epic." "-npr.org ""An essential addition." -Indie Street Reads "Uncompromisingly hallucinogenic storytelling...haunting." -Omnivoracious.com "Weird, wild stuff...brimming with punk rock energy and druggy art madness." -artklept.com "Its pleasures are many...a very beautiful book." -The Guardian "