2.14.2006

Channelling Charles Burns

This week's Savage Love column deals with a woman waking up in the middle of the night to witness something very disturbing. Since nobody conveys late night creepiness better than Charles Burns, I tried to take a similar approach when I inked the spot. The results? Not bad...although I'm not sure if appropriating someone's inking style can be considered plagiarism. Any thoughts?

4 comments:

Alonzo the Armless said...

No worries, Chappy. It doesn't look like Charles Burns to me. It looks like Charles Burns-influenced Ullman. Nice job.

Robert Ullman said...

Thanks, Alonzo...That's kinda what I figured, but you can never be too sure.

Billy B. said...

I think you could do more of this sort of thing without looking like you're ripping off Charle Burns. I agree with Alonzo--it's Burns filtered through Ullman. I think many people wouldn't place the influence--your stuff isn't as creepy.

Jay Geldhof said...

I gotta "ditto" everyone else.
I dig the heavy blacks.
Nice change o' pace, and it fits the piece, 'natch.