Lynda Barry –
Cartoonist, Novelist, and Filipina Redhead:
What It Is

Review by Ariadne Unst.

Why this book is great:

  Teaches you to draw, write, sing.

  Gorgeously illustrated with ink-link drawings, watercolor, and collage.

  Provides a thousand and one places for you to begin writing.

  Teaches you how to follow the wandering mind ... this "takes practice".

  Tells you about time:

  Shows the value of your hand being in motion.

  Shows the seriousness of play.

  Gives you the answer to the questions

  A willingness to explore bad memories as well as good.

  Written and illustrated by Lynda Barry!

Great books by Lynda Barry:

Buy The! Greatest! of! Marlys! by Lynda Barry

The! Greatest! of! Marlys! by Lynda Barry. Endearing, hilarious, and touching, the life of goofy and creative pre-teen Marlys, with her sister, freaky brother, and cousins. The messy excitement of adolescence in the best (or Greatest!) of selected cartoons from 1986-2000,
Buy One Hundred Demons by Lynda Barry One Hundred Demons by Lynda Barry. A treat to see her art evolve in new voices, leading to this beautiful, all-color book of heart-breaking cartoon stories.
Buy Cruddy by Lynda Barry Cruddy by Lynda Barry. An illustrated novel that is engaging and harrowing. This is an extremely dark and weird and funny book.

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