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What It Is (Hardback)

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What It Is demonstrates a tried-and-true creative method that is playful, powerful and accessible to anyone with an inquisitive wish to write or remember. Bursting with full-colour drawings, comics and collages, autobiographical sections and gentle creative guidance, each page is an invigorating example of exactly what it is: 'The ordinary is extraordinary'. Lynda Barry explores the depths of the inner and outer realms of creation and imagination, where play can be serious, monsters have purpose and not knowing is an answer unto itself. How do objects summon memories? What do real images feel like? These types of questions permeate the pages of What It Is, with words attracting pictures and conjuring places through a pen that first and foremost keeps on moving. Her insight and sincerity will tackle the most persistent of inhibitions, calling back every kid who quit drawing to feel alive again at the experiential level.

Fiction & PoetryGraphic Novels Publisher: Vintage Publishing Publication Date: 05/02/2009 ISBN-13: 9780224087872  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Lynda Barry has worked as a painter, cartoonist, writer, illustrator, playwright, editor, commentator and teacher and found they are very much alike.

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A two-volume self-help course in finding that core of unselfconscious creative urge that school, adolescence and self-consciousness stomped out of you years ago — with pictures, funny anecdotes and a warm-hearted narrator that will, at some point, make you say out loud to the book, "I love you!" Lynda is an American national treasure and these two works are her Old and New Testaments, the efforts towards which I think her last 30 years of cartooning have lead up to. I've never met anyone who wants more desperately to give something of herself to others than Lynda does.

Chris  Ware - 02/10/2012

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