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Straight for the ewww | Charles Burns’s Black Hole in the real world

Photo by Max Oppenheim, make-up I can't look at very long by Bill Turpin

Photo by Max Oppenheim, make-up I can't look at very long by Bill Turpin

Photographer Max Oppenheim and prosthetics artist Bill Turpin‘s recreations of the “yearbook photos” found in Charles Burns’s teen-sex-horror graphic novel Black Hole are spreading around the nerd Internet like the teen plague itself. You can find a couple at the Fantagraphics blog, and a couple more at Boing Boing, and a few more at io9, and the whole set at The Operators. Oppenheim and Turpin created the images for British magazine 125, but they’ll be on permanent display in my nightmares.

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Had trouble ever seeing that book in live action before, but now…just pop that make-up in high contrast B&W and you’ve a ERASERHEAD-level unsettling film there.

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