Accessing the Imaginary
March 14, 2013
Lynda Barry has worked as a painter, cartoonist, writer, illustrator, playwright, editor, commentator and teacher. The creator of the comic strip that was syndicated in alternative weeklies for two decades, Ernie Pook's Comeek, she has also authored 18 books including One! Hundred! Demons!; The! Greatest! of! Marlys!, Cruddy: An Illustrated Novel; Naked Ladies! Naked Ladies! Naked Ladies! and The Good Times are Killing Me, which was adapted as an off-Broadway play. Her creative writing-how to-graphic novel, What It Is (2008), won the Eisner Award for Best Reality Based Graphic Novel. What It Is and Picture This (2010), explore creation and imagination, where play can be serious, monsters have purpose, and not knowing is an answer unto itself.
With support from the Institute for Research on Women & Gender, the Institute for Humanities and the Chelsea River Gallery.
Unless otherwise noted, all programs take place on Thursdays at 5:10 pm at the historic Michigan Theater, located at 603 E. Liberty Street in downtown Ann Arbor, and are free of charge and open to the public.
- Barry, Lynda. Cruddy: An Illustrated Novel. New York: Scribner Paperback Fiction, 2000.
- –––. One Hundred Demons. 100 Demons. Seattle : [Berkeley, Calif.]: Sasquatch Books ; Distributed by Publishers Group West, 2002.
- Barry, Lynda, and Kevin. Kawula. Picture This. Near-sighted Monkey Book. Montréal, Quebec: Drawn and Quarterly, 2010.
- Kirtley, Susan E., and Lynda Barry. Lynda Barry: Girlhood Through the Looking Glass. Great Comics Artists Series. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2012.
- Kois, Dan. “Cartoonist Lynda Barry Will Make You Believe In Yourself.” The New York Times, October 27, 2011, sec. Magazine.
- “Doodle Your Way Out Of Writer’s Block : NPR.” NPR.org. Accessed February 8, 2013.
- “Lynda Barry - Salon.com.”
- “The Near-Sighted Monkey.”