By Charles Burns
Mystery lurks less than the skin of a pastoral suburban panorama. Charles Burns combines family brutality, infantile interest and a smidgen of the inexplicable in 1960s-TV small-town united states. initially issued by means of uncooked in black and white, it’s basic stuff given surroundings via Burns’ expressive and worrying art.
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