One of the hottest promos at MoCCA was the Pantheon flyer for this fall’s new Charles Burns GN, X’ed OUT, and we’ve sneakily scanned it in to give you a sneak peak.

The cover is a direct homage to this famed Tintin tale:


A theme echoed in the interior. (Click for larger version.)


X’ed OUT comes out on October 19th and weighs in at 56 pages. Anything by comics master Burns is a big event and this should be no exception.


  1. This guy needs to strip down his style – it is stiff..The key to a great drawings is making it look easy. He has potential, but needs to reach for better style. Simpler. Make it look easy Burns..You can do it..

  2. There more than one way to make a good drawing, Burns style is almost akin to woodcuts which is how a lot of the first picture text images were made, Durer never bothered to make things look easy don’t get me wrong I love Basquiat but a tight line offers different things

  3. Never heard anybody say they havae a problem with Burns style before. Stripped down? At least you didn’t have a problem with anatomy or some other trivial bs. Your loss fer’ sure.

  4. How agonising. Finally, after a long wait, a new Charles Burns book, but printed in China.
    Specialist publications of this kind that require artful printing and binding are usually produced in countries like Italy, Spain or America but to save a few lousy bucks Burns and/or his publisher have opted for a dictatorship where workers are exploited and underpaid. And this is one of the world’s biggest comic book artists who surely wields some muscle in such matters.
    I’m a huge fan of Burns’ work and would happily have paid extra – and bet I’m not the only one.
    I won’t be buying this Chinese edition and cling to the faint hope that X’ed Out might be reprinted elsewhere.

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