Free S**t

Fantagraphics Books
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  Since 2000, master cartoonist Charles Burns (Black Hole) has been selfpublishing a secret, handmade sketchbook zine titled Free S**t that he gives out exclusively to friends and VIPs. For the first time, Burns has compiled all twenty-five issues into a single pocket-sized volume for all of his fans to enjoy. Burns’s work lies at the juncture of fiction and memory, of cheap thrills and horror. Featuring finished drawings, rough sketches, process pieces, and more, the book is a window into the artist’s id as well as a revealing behind-thescenes look at how characters and motifs in acclaimed works like Black Hole and Last Look have evolved.
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About the author

Charles Burns is the award-winning creator of the graphic novelsnbsp;Black Hole and the Last Look trilogy.nbsp;He lives in Philadelphia, PA.

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Publisher
Fantagraphics Books
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Published on
Sep 4, 2019
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Pages
208
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ISBN
9781683962601
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Language
English
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Genres
Art / Techniques / Cartooning
Comics & Graphic Novels / Horror
Comics & Graphic Novels / Literary
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This content is DRM protected.
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