Graphic novelist Charles Burns, known for is surreal and dark comics Black Hole and Big Baby, chronicles childhood trauma and teenage angst with a sleek visual style and brooding sensibility. His work is published by fantagraphics books and is among the most beautiful examples of the genre.
Robert Crumb is one of the major originators of the underground comics movement to emerge out of the free press and independent publishers' movement of the 1960s. His unique, freaky and iconic pop sensibility virtually defined the genre while simultaneously looking back to historical precedents from
When Vladek Spiegelman took his son Arthur aside one day to teach him about the Holocaust, it was more than a history lesson; it was a survival lesson. He drew diagrams of the shelter in which he had hidden his family -- not pictures, but simple, urgent drawings that mapped out, in the father's mind,