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One Hundred Demons by Lynda Barry
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Sep 09, 12

bookshelves: graphic-non-fiction, favorites
Read from April 03 to 09, 2012 — I own a copy

OH MY GOD. First, this 100 demons drawing exercise is something I really want to do. My life is governed by a lot of demons, big and small. Lynda Barry said that at first it was really difficult and awful but it became good after a while.

Her demons, from girlishness to dancing, were so poignant and relevant to my life. Maybe it’s because she’s a redhead too. She was (is?) a freak loner, I am a freak loner! She draws a lot, I draw a lot! Everything she shares in her books is so honest and raw. These are feelings and demons that might be 30-40 years old but they are still very fresh.

While I was reading I thought a lot about how I was (still am sometimes) both bully and victim. "Hurt people hurt people" is a phrase I first heard in the movie Greenberg, but I think about it all the time. It’s a good summary of how I was raised, and something I have to constantly think about to keep me from continuing the cycle.
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