I just finished Charles Burns’ Black Hole.
It is brilliant, and I am working on a longer post about the comic. But, in a circular move, I am posting this supplement to the comic first. One of the story conceits of the comic is that there is a sexually transmitted disease called The Bug. It is spreading around in teenagers. It causes physical mutations, sometimes easily hidden, sometimes not.
The opening pages of the individual comics, rather than the collected edition that I linked above, have small paragraphs that are part of what seems to be interviews. That is, at some point in this fictional world, someone performed interviews about The Bug and about the teenagers who spun off from society and went to live in the woods. A commune of disease and whatnot.
So these are those fragments, those statements. They are all from different speakers, but they do make a huge narrative. Pretty amazing stuff.
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