Monday, 3 June 2013

Charles Burns: Cover Portraits For The Believer 2003-2013

Cerebus illustration by Charles Burns
Published in The Believer #27 (September 2005)

Adam Baumgold Gallery presents an exhibition of portraits by Charles Burns that were published on the cover of The Believer magazine between 2003 and 2013. Using ink on paper in a strict 6 by 6 inch format, Burns creates endless variations of texture, lighting, and composition. His stark, black line offers a distinctive take on the tradition of portrait drawing. Over 300 drawings of artists, writers, musicians, animals, comic characters, and historical figures will be included.

(from Following Cerebus #7, February 2006)
"Wow. A Charles Burns Cerebus." Hitler or Rembrandt: once a fanboy always a fanboy. 

Charles Burns Portraits (clockwise from top-left):
Dan Clowes, Joe Sacco, Alan Moore, Phoebe Gloeckner, Scott McCloud, Gary Panter
The Charles Burns: Cover Portraits For The Believer 2003-2013 exhibition is being held at the Adam Baumgold Gallery in New York City between 30 May to 26 July 2013. 

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