Such a pleasure to discover so many other fans of cartoonist Lynda J. Barry, some of whom contacted me after I posted about her work here and sent a message to a Yahoo! discussion group dedicated to news about her and her work.
One commenter noted that the audio of Lynda’s recent interview on NPR’s Talk of the Nation has been posted online. Newark, NJ artist Kerry Dennehy sent me a link to a neat collage of drawings he combined from Barry and another artist, Robert Fludd. And when I posted that the colors and motion in Barry’s work in “What It Is” remind me of William Blake’s illustrations for his “Songs Of Innocence And Experience,” it occurred to me that readers might think my view was really “out there,” but it turns out that I’m not the first one to make that comparison.
If you follow the links on my recent posts, you’ll find other links to good stuff about Lynda, including my own list of three wonderful Lynda Barry books. I hope that those of you who have surfed on over here from the Yahoo! discussion group will stay a while, leave a comment if you’d like, and come back. That goes for anyone who found this blog in some other manner, too, of course.