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What It Is by Lynda Barry
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Apr 14, 2010

it was amazing

If you are interested in writing (and cartooning) this is a must-read book.

Parts of the book are positively existential; other parts fun exercises and great thought starters.

I have ordered a copy because there is so much value in having it at hand.(My first read was at the library.)

I recently missed an opportunity to hear Lynda speak and passed. I am kicking myself. I didn't know who she was. While reading this book I discover she is one of the original underground cartoonists, has a strip still running and is a classmate and friend of Matt Groening.

Plus, Lynda has that Crumb/Groening kind of drawing style and she often caricatures herself in her book so I googled her name for a photo to compare, and you know what? She's a good artist!

There's a plethora of enjoyment here.
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