Charles Burns (b. 1955) is an American cartoonist renowned for his meticulous, high-contrast and creepy artwork and stories. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife, painter Susan Moore.
His earliest works include illustrations for the ‘Sub Pop’ fanzine, and ‘Another Room Magazine’ of Oakland, CA, but he came to prominence when his comics were published for the first time in early issues of ‘RAW,’ the avant-garde comics magazine founded in 1980 by Françoise Mouly and Art Spiegelman. In 1982, Burns did a die-cut cover for ‘RAW’ #4. Raw Books also published two books of Burns as ‘RAW One-Shot: Big Baby’ and ‘Hard-Boiled Defective Stories.’