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Lynda Barry: Girlhood Through the Looking Glass (Great Comics Artists)

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Best known for her long-running comic strip Ernie Pook's Comeek, illustrated fiction (Cruddy, The Good Times Are Killing Me), and graphic novels (One! Hundred! Demons!), the art of Lynda Barry (b. 1956) has branched out to incorporate plays, paintings, radio commentary, and lectures. With a combination of simple, raw drawings and mature, eloquent text, Barry's oeuvre blurs the boundaries between fiction and memoir, comics and literary fiction, and fantasy and reality. Her recent volumes What It Is (2008) and Picture This (2010) fuse autobiography, teaching guide, sketchbook, and cartooning into coherent visions.In Lynda Barry: Girlhood through the Looking Glass, author Susan E. Kirtley examines the artist's career and contributions to the field of comic art and beyond. The study specifically concentrates on Barry's recurring focus on figures of young girls, in a variety of mediums and genres. Barry follows the image of the girl through several lenses--from text-based novels to the hybrid blending of text and image in comic art, to art shows and coloring books. In tracing Barry's aesthetic and intellectual development, Kirtley reveals Barry's work to be groundbreaking in its understanding of femininity and feminism.

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A critical biography of one of the pioneers of alternative weekly comic strips

About the Author

Susan E. Kirtley is assistant professor of English at Portland State University. Her work has been published in Rhetoric Review, Academic Exchange Quarterly, and Exit 9: The Rutgers Journal of Comparative Literature.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781617032356
Author:
Kirtley, Susan E.
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
Subject:
Comics Studies
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Literary criticism
Subject:
Biography-Artists Architects and Photographers
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Great Comics Artists Series
Publication Date:
20120131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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