Lynda Barry has worked as a painter, cartoonist, author, illustrator, playwright, editor, commentator and teacher — and found they are very much alike. In 1979, she began drawing a weekly comic strip incorporating stories considered to be incompatible with comics at the time, thus expanding the range of the genre. Her comic strip, “Ernie Pook’s Comeek,” ran in alternative newspapers across North America for 30 years. The New York Times has described her as “among this country’s greatest conjoiners of words and images, known for plumbing all kinds of touchy subjects ...”
Coe Marquis Series: Lynda Barry
7:30 p.m. Friday (3/23), Sinclair Auditorium, Coe College, 1220 First Ave. NE, Cedar Rapids; $10 to $15, Coe Box Office, (319) 399-8600 or Coe.edu/marquis
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