Lynda Barry

Lynda Barry is an artist, novelist, and playwright whose work appears, as she says, “all over tarnation.” Her syndicated alternative comic strip “Ernie Pooks Comeek” is nationally known.

Barry has published several illustrated novels, including The Good Times Are Killing Me, which won the Washington State Governor’s Award. Her critically acclaimed second novel, Cruddy, was described by the New York Times as “a work of terrible beauty.” And her book on the creative process, What It Is, was hailed by Salon as “insightful and bubbling with delight in the process of artistic creation.”

Barry has also contributed “100 Demons” to the anthology Mothers Who Think, and has published The! Greatest! of! Marlys!, a collection of her comic strips that feature one of her most popular characters.

What Peple are Saying About Lynda Barry

“Lynda Barry is a writer, a very often brilliant one…[she] has no peer.”
New York Times Book Review

“Barry is not just a storyteller, she’s an evangelist who urges people to pick up a pen—or a brush…and look at their own lives with fresh, forgiving eyes.”
San Francisco Chronicle

“[Lynda Barry is] America’s leading cartoon artist of childhood angst.”
Entertainment Weekly

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