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Artist of the Week: Lynda Barry

The best way to get to know Lynda Barry’s work is to head to the library or book store, buy it and carry it home.  She overlaps comics / cartoons, painting and collage as published bodies of work.  Her more recent works are the most multi-media.  Her book One! Hundred! Demons! [2002] will always be a favorite of mine.  What It Is [2008] won an Eisner Award.  Her themes are partially auto-biographical, partially imaginary.  The surreal and daily life overlap with interior thoughts, complete fictions and memories.  She returns to the topic of creativity and who is assumed to be, who can or cannot be an artist over and over again.  The things she loves and the things that haunt her co-exist in dynamic tension.

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