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What It Is

What It Is
Your Price: $27.95 CDN
Author: Lynda Barry
Publisher: Drawn & Quarterly
Format: Hardcover
# of Pages: 210
Pub. Date: 2008
ISBN-10: 1897299354
ISBN-13: 9781897299357

About the Book:

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-color 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 again feel alive at the experiential level.

About the Author:

Lynda Barry has worked as a painter, cartoonist, writer, illustrator, playwright, editor, commentator and teacher and found they are very much alike. She is the inimitable creator behind the syndicated strip Ernie Pook’s Comeek featuring the incomparable Marlys and Freddy, as well as the book What It Is.