Lynda Barry at Canisius College

[LECTURE] The New York Times described Lynda Barry as “among the greatest conjoiners of words and images, known for plumbing all kinds of touchy subjects in cartoons, comic strips, and novels, both graphic and illustrated.” She is giving a reading and talk Thursday, April 11 at the Montante Cultural Center at Canisius College at 7pm. Free and open to the public. In her comic strips and books, in a style and manner somewhere between Roz Chast and Robert Crumb, she tells stories having, as she puts it, “a lot of trouble in them.” She has authored numerous books, been a commentator on NPR, written regular features for magazines such as Esquire and Mother Jones, and been a frequent guest on the Late Show with David Letterman. She adapted her first novel, The Good Times Are Killing Me, into a long-running off-Broadway play, and her book One! Hundred! Demons! was chosen as the freshman all-read title at Stanford University. Her novel Cruddy was called “a work of terrible beauty” by the New York Times reviewer, and has been widely translated. Barry’s current project is a book about the creative process, called Making Comics. Following the reading and talk, a question-and-answer period and reception and book signings. –JACK FORAN



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