Lynda Barry


Lynda Barry is an American cartoonist and author. She also teaches workshops throughout the country on creativity and writing. In spring 2012, she was artist in residence at UW-Madison Arts Institute. She currently resides in Footville, Wisconsin.

Lynda Barry likes questions. They "bring on a certain state of mind" and "in that weird opening, other stuff starts to happen," she says. more



Lynda Barry

Cartoonist Lynda Barry brought tremendous empathy and a finely tuned sense of interior life to "Ernie Pook's Comeek", the alternative comic that ran in 70 papers nationwide, including "Isthmus". View eight vintage copies of "Ernie Pook's Comeek" in t more

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On a blustery afternoon at November's end -- when it's drearily dark at 4:30 -- a standing-room-only crowd jammed into a subterranean lecture hall at the UW's Chazen Museum of Art. Seating nearly 300, room L160 is typically a place where undergrads s more

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It was the strangest sensation Lynda Barry ever felt: a near-constant vibration within her body. "You know how sometimes, around your eye, you'll get this little tic that kind of wiggles?" says Barry, of Footville, Wis., south of Janesville. "It was more

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