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Lynda Barry: Girlhood through the Looking Glass

Susan E. Kirtley

Abstract

Best known for her long-running comic strip Ernie Pook’s Comeek, illustrated fiction (Cruddy, The Good Times Are Killing Me), and graphic novels (One! Hundred! Demons!), the art of Lynda Barry has branched out to incorporate plays, paintings, radio commentary, and lectures. With a combination of simple, raw drawings and mature, eloquent text, Barry’s oeuvre blurs the boundaries between fiction and memoir, comics and literary fiction, and fantasy and reality. Her recent volumes What It Is and Picture This fuse autobiography, teaching guide, sketchbook, and cartooning into coherent visions. This ... More

Keywords: comic strip Ernie Pook’s Comeek, illustrated fiction, Cruddy, graphic novels, One! Hundred! Demons!, Lynda Barry, radio commentary, What It Is, Picture This

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9781617032356
Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617032356.001.0001

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Susan E. Kirtley, author

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