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What It Is by Lynda Barry
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Jun 07, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: graphic-novels

Neko Case described this book as generous, and as with so many things she says, writes and sings, I identify with that. I follow Barry's comics, and this book looks very much like those little funny, quirky strips. This book is about writing, but it's also about where inspiration starts, when you get down to it. Barry explains what she thinks an image or an idea is by just putting both of those things out there. She intersperses thoughts on creating art with the realities of her life, and, yeah. It's very generous, and thought provoking and cool. Great for people who like reading books on writing, but also just for an interesting story of where ideas start, and how we translate them into something that others can see, feel or hear.

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