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Making Comics
By (author): Lynda Barry
9781770463691 Paperback, Trade English COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Literary Nov 05, 2019 Print Run: 25000
$25.95 CAD
Active 12.16 x 9.46 x 0.41 in | 360 gr 200 pages Colour illustrations throughout Drawn & Quarterly
The idiosyncratic curriculum from the Professor of Interdisciplinary Creativity will teach you how to draw and write your story Hello students, meet Professor Skeletor. Be on time, don?t miss class, and turn off your phones. No time for introductions, we start drawing right away. The goal is more rock, less talk, and we communicate only through images. For more than five years the cartoonist Lynda Barry has been an associate professor in the University of Wisconsin?Madison art department and at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, teaching students from all majors, both graduate and undergraduate, how to make comics, how to be creative, how to not think. There is no academic lecture in this classroom. Doodling is enthusiastically encouraged. Making Comics is the follow-up to Barry?s bestselling Syllabus and this time she shares all of her comics-making exercises. In a new hand drawn syllabus detailing her creative curriculum, Barry has student sdrawing themselves as monsters and superheroes, convincing students who think they can?t draw that they can, and most important, encouraging them to understand that a daily journal can be anything so long as it is hand drawn. Barry teaches all students and believes everyone and anyone can be creative. At the core of Making Comics? is her certainty that creativity is vital to processing the world around us.

Lynda Barry has worked as a painter, cartoonist, writer, illustrator, playwright, editor, commentator, and teacher and found that they are very much alike. She is the inimitable creator behind the seminal comic strip Ernie Pook?s Comeek as well as numerous comic books and graphic novels, and is the recipient of both the Eisner Award and the R. R. Donnelly Award. She lives in Wisconsin, where she is an associate professor of art and a Discovery Fellow at the University of Wisconsin?Madison.

- starred review from Publishers Weekly
- starred review from Booklist
- author is a recipient of the Macarthur Genius Grant
- Publishers Weekly feature: "Lynda Barry Explores the Language of Art"
- Canadian events: Nov 20 in Montreal and Nov 21 in Toronto

?PRAISE FOR LYNDA BARRY Barry?'s recent ?activity books? which weave dense, brightly colored collage, narrative comics, and expressionistic drawing into philosophies of memory, pedagogy, and storytelling?are groundbreaking.??Hillary Chute, Artforum Lynda Barry [is] one of the greatest visual artists of our time.? ?Maria Popova, Brain Pickings

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