Post-Performance Meet the Artist: Lynda Barry
Venue: Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg
Date: Friday, October 28, 2016
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 PM
Event Types: Speaking Engagements
Cost: Free
Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech presents a Post-Performance Meet the Artist with Lynda Barry on Friday, October 28, 2016 starting at 10 pm.

Following the performance, join the author for this book-signing event. Lynda Barry’s books will be available for purchase.

Lynda Barry has worked as a painter, cartoonist, writer, illustrator, playwright, editor, commentator, and teacher and found that they are very much alike. She lives in Wisconsin, where she is assistant professor of art and Discovery Fellow at University of Wisconsin Madison.

Barry is the inimitable creator behind the seminal comic strip that was syndicated across North America in alternative weeklies for two decades, "Ernie Pook's Comeek", featuring the incomparable Marlys and Freddy. She is the author of "The Freddie Stories, One! Hundred! Demons!", "The! Greatest! of! Marlys!, Cruddy: An Illustrated Novel, Naked Ladies! Naked Ladies! Naked Ladies!", and "The Good Times are Killing Me", which was adapted as an off-Broadway play and won the Washington State Governor's Award.

Witty, wildly imaginative, and compassionate, Barry has authored 21 books, worked as a commentator for NPR, and had regular features in Esquire, Mother Jones, Mademoiselle, and Salon.

She has written two bestselling and acclaimed creative how-to graphic novels for "Drawn & Quarterly, What It Is" which won the Eisner Award for Best Reality Based Graphic Novel and R.R. Donnelly Award for highest literary achievement by a Wisconsin author; and Picture This.


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