Author and Illustrator Lynda Barry at the RISD Auditorium
The Illustration Department is kicking off Wintersession with a visit by:
The RISD Auditorium
Monday, January 14
Lynda is an author, illustrator, painter, playwright, and comic artist who has been one of the leaders of the independent comics movement for decades. She is also a thoroughly entertaining and inspiring speaker.
Biographical information from Drawn and Quarterly:
Lynda Barry has worked as a painter, cartoonist, writer, illustrator, playwright, editor, commentator and teacher and found they are very much alike. She is the inimitable creator behind the seminal comic strip that was syndicated across North America in alternative weeklies for two decades, “Ernie Pook’s Comeek” featuring the incomparable Marlys and Freddy, as well as the books “One! Hundred! Demons!”, “The! Greatest! of! Marlys!”, “Cruddy: An Illustrated Novel”. Her bestselling and acclaimed creative writing-how to-graphic novel for Drawn & Quarterly, “What It Is”, won the Eisner Award for Best Reality Based Graphic Novel and R.R. Donnelly Award for highest literary achievement by a Wisconsin author.
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