Lynda Barry's Everything
Confronting anxieties has always been part of her cartoons which is probably why their loved and why she has a large survey exhibition at Baumgold. I was delighted to read Ken Johnson's review of Lynda Barry's show at Baumgold. Johnson writes
Ms. Barry’s magical skills as cartoonist, writer and storyteller are at their richest in the many more or less autobiographical tales told by a goofy, smart, economically underprivileged young girl namedMarlys. They concern her tragicomic adventures and those of her sister Maybonne, her beloved, emotionally troubled brother Freddie, their chronically enraged mother and many other neighborhood eccentrics. Laugh-out-loud funny in one frame and heartbreaking in the next, these tales of innocence and experience belong on the shelf with Mark Twain’s “Huckleberry Finn.” more
|Lynda Barry, What is an Image? (Page 8), c. 2008|
Drawing, collage and mixed media on paper
11" x 8 1/2"
|Lynda Barry, Intro Page 2, Volume 1 of Everything|
|Lynda Barry, Who's There? 2000|
Ink on Paper, 11" x 8 1/2"