In Charles Burns' acclaimed comic series Black Hole, a mysterious STD transforms horny high schoolers into otherworldly freaks. Photographer Max Oppenheim and prosthetic artist Bill Turpin have recreated Burns' monstrous yearbook shots.

In Black Hole, teenagers who get "The Bug" become freakish outcasts, condemned to live in shantytowns in the forest. Oppenheim and Turpin did this shoot for 125 Magazine. We've juxtaposed their shots next to Burns' original illustrations, and you can check out the rest of the illustrations at The Operators' link below.

[The Operators via Boing Boing]