Law and Conversation

November 23, 2010

A Lynda Barry Roundup!

Filed under: Books and writing,graphic novels — Helen Gunnarsson @ 9:24 am
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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.

UPDATED:  Kerry Dennehy has now posted his comparison of pictures by Lynda Barry and William Blake.


  1. Hi Helen,

    Thanks for the link! I’m posting another Blake-Barry comparison on my site today!

    This is all very interesting to me! Did you pick up PICTURE THIS yet?


    Comment by Kerry Dennehy — November 23, 2010 @ 9:47 am | Reply

    • Kerry, thanks to you for alerting me about your own Blake-Barry comparison! I do not yet have a copy of “Picture This,” but Christmas is coming….My impression is that Lynda is really taking off. I hope that’s correct; I’m so glad that she and and her work seem to be finding so many fans!

      Comment by Helen Gunnarsson — November 23, 2010 @ 9:57 am | Reply

  2. I like your hopefulness! “Lynda is really taking off” — I will adopt your attitude! Not that I doubted before: it’s more that my well-wishing took the form of worry: ‘oh, I hope everything will be alright for Lynda!’

    Thanks too for the name change! 🙂

    My new Blake-Barry post is up over at my site.

    Be well,

    Comment by Kerry Dennehy — November 23, 2010 @ 3:25 pm | Reply

    • 😉

      Comment by Helen Gunnarsson — November 23, 2010 @ 8:21 pm | Reply

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