Lynda Barry





Lynda Barry

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in Richland Center, WI, The United States
January 02, 1956

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Lynda Barry is an American cartoonist and author, perhaps best known for her weekly comic strip Ernie Pook's Comeek.


Average rating: 4.15 · 21,822 ratings · 2,113 reviews · 31 distinct works · Similar authors
One Hundred Demons
4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 4,765 ratings — published 2002 — 3 editions
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Cruddy
4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 4,375 ratings — published 1999 — 12 editions
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What It Is
4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 4,174 ratings — published 2008 — 2 editions
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The Greatest of Marlys
4.47 of 5 stars 4.47 avg rating — 1,035 ratings — published 2000
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The Best American Comics 2008
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 891 ratings — published 2008
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The Good Times are Killing Me
4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 793 ratings — published 1988 — 5 editions
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The Freddie Stories
4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 701 ratings — published 1999 — 3 editions
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Picture This: The Near-sigh...
4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 659 ratings — published 2009
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Come Over, Come Over
4.48 of 5 stars 4.48 avg rating — 357 ratings — published 1990
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The Fun House
4.37 of 5 stars 4.37 avg rating — 335 ratings — published 1988
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“There are certain children who are told they are too sensitive, and there are certain adults who believe sensitivity is a problem that can be fixed in the way that crooked teeth can be fixed and made straight. And when these two come together you get a fairytale, a kind of story with hopelessness in it.

I believe there is something in these old stories that does what singing does to words. They have transformational capabilities, in the way melody can transform mood.

They can't transform your actual situation, but they can transform your experience of it. We don't create a fantasy world to escape reality, we create it to be able to stay. I believe we have always done this, used images to stand and understand what otherwise would be intolerable.”
Lynda Barry, What It Is

“Dear Anyone Who Finds This, Do not blame the drugs.”
Lynda Barry, Cruddy

“No matter what, expect the unexpected. And whenever possible BE the unexpected.”
Lynda Barry, Cruddy

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