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Exhibition Comic Art: 120 Years of Panels and Pages

Charles Burns (b. 1955). The Voyage of All Time, 1989. Photomechanical print. Gift, Warren Bernard, 2018. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (029.01.00) © Charles Burns, used with permission. LC-DIG-ppmsca-65144

The Voyage of All Time

For a campaign to promote the Fox River Paper Company, artist Charles Burns teamed up with the Minneapolis-based Duffy Design Group to create a storyline that appeared in posters, trading cards, and a sample book. In this poster, Marian the librarian, haunted by landfills in 2040, sends fictional graphic designer Max Lapointe back to 1990 to recycle. Burns, an independent artist who is most noted for his horror comics, began publishing his work in the 1970s.