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Or did things develop unexpectedly as you worked on it? Burns: I guess there's a consistency in Black Hole because of the way I work.

I write and draw very slowly, always carefully examining every little detail to make sure it all fits together the way I want it to. When I started the story, I had it all charted out as far as the basic structure goes, but what made working on it interesting was finding new ways of telling the story that hadn't occurred to me.

Do you think there's something about the form that helps to tell those stories so well?

Burns: That's an interesting question, but I don't know the answer. Perhaps it has more to do with the authors--the kind of people who stay indoors for hours on end in total solitude working away on their heartfelt stories I think--I hope--we're finally seeing the last of those "They're not just for kids anymore! What did you imagine for this project when you started it?

What's it been like to see your corner of the world enter the glare of the spotlight? It's a book in part about girls and all the complicated issues they face as they experience sexuality. And there is the threat of violence and actual violence permeating the story.

It almost seems impossible terrain for these young women to navigate, and they experience a range of both beautiful and terrible things, sexually, but we get some sense that it may be possible to--as most of us do, as difficult as it can be--survive this trip to adulthood. But as I see it the principal focus is on young women and how vulnerable they are during this time of life.

Black Hole is a coming age novel of some complexity, which I categorize as horror, but which involves murder and insanity as one might expect from a book I call horror.

It does feature the supernatural and surreal--these strange physical protuberances--and there is psychedelia that obscures our sense of things at times, but it is basically rooted in a familiar world we know, and of adolescence. It ends somewhat hopefully for some of the main characters as horror often can do.

One relationship between two young people is especially confusing until you notice, after one of them has bared her breasts, that the other has a small, faintly drawn beard.

In general, Burns does not draw faces well: Only as the story goes on do we realise it's intended to be a beard and moustache, and he is therefore older.

The storytelling is also difficult to follow. Like a lot of comics writers Burns makes free use of flashbacks, fantasies, dreams and memories, in this case signalled by the fact that the frames that are imaginary have serrated edges.

This we understand. But the content of these imagined sequences is not significantly different in kind from the main narrative.

Fantasy and uncertainty, the echoes from the fears of these unhappy young people, are the same at every level. It is frequently difficult to follow the events, to share the fears, to feel the despair.

To care, in other words. Finally, the language and dialogue are monosyllabic, flat, geeky.This we understand.

Each victim reacts differently, but they all suffer psychic scars. Most importantly, though, Burns' creations over the decades have mostly been a far cry from the usual navel-gazing whining and postmodern superhero discourses of most "alternative comics;" he is instead a master of the grotesque and macabre, the unsettling and weird, a bastard love-child of David Lynch and Walt Disney, with a little Robert Crumb and Hieronymus Bosch thrown in for good measure.

It was also creepy, creepy faces, shadows, that filled me will a dark sick feeling.

May 16, J rated it it was amazing Shelves: But as I see it the principal focus is on young women and how vulnerable they are during this time of life. Lists with This Book.

As the jacket quote goes from above, Black Hole takes us back to the s in suburban Seattle.

There is a great deal to say about the book's atmosphere and tone, the plethora of inner teenage angst.