Author(s): Charles Burns
Doug is still in the netherworld. He's working a cleaning job in the Hive's stinking hallways, trying to ignore the screams, and reading romance comics to the breeders. But as the stories unravel on the page, frame by frame, mirrored memories plunge him back into his waking life. And that's where the real nightmare is. In Burns' trademark hard-edged style, "The Hive" is horrifying and completely absorbing: an incredible new installment from one of the most exciting artists in the comic's world.
From the creator of the cult classic Black Hole, another completely original and compelling narrative, the sequel to X'ed Out.
Charles Burns grew up in Seattle in the 1970s. His work rose to prominence in Art Spiegelman's Raw magazine in the mid-1980s and took off from there, in an extraordinary range of comics and projects, from Iggy Pop Album covers to the latest ad for Altoids. In 1992 he designed the sets for Mark Morris's restaging of The Nutcracker (renamed The Hard Nut) at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. He illustrated covers for Time, The New Yorker and the New York Times Magazine. He was also tapped as the official cover artist for The Believer magazine at its inception in 2003. His book Black Hole, received Eisner, Harvey, and Ignatz awards in 2005. Burns lives in Philadelphia with his wife and two daughters.