Wednesday, October 27, 2010
I met Charles Burns yesterday at Lee's Comics in Mountain View. Judging by the sight of him, you wouldn't think that he would be the person behind the trippy "Black Hole" graphic novel that is much revered in the industry.
Burns is on tour promoting his new graphic novel "X'ed Out", which is kind of distorted version of an old Tintin graphic novel, and Lee successfully got Burns to make a stop at Lee's on his signing tour.
I bought the book and met Burns, who was very nice and cordial and accommodating to all the fans who were there. Turnout seemed to be about 100, but I left before the signing was over, so more may have shown up.
Seated next to Burns (signing at right) is Lee Hester, owner of Lee's Comics.