The Caroline Werner Gannett Project 2007-08
Lynda Barry

Lynda Barry

Graphic novelist, artist, playwright, syndicated comic strip creator of “Ernie Pook’s Comeek” and several nationally known novels.


Workshop in conjunction with talk, “Writing the Unthinkable”

Monday, May 5, at 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Open to 30-60 students (Place: Skalny Room, SAU, breakfast available; pre-register with Cass Shellman,

“Writing the Unthinkable”

Monday, May 5, 2008(7 pm in the Carlson Auditorium)


Trailblazing cult-hero of the graphic fiction world, Lynda Barry says her work appears “all over tarnation.” Her comic strip, “Ernie Pook’s Comeek” celebrates its 30th year in print this year. She is a recipient of the Washington State Governor's Award for her novel, The Good Times are Killing Me, which she adapted into a long- running off-Broadway play. The New York Times called her critically-acclaimed second novel, Cruddy, “a work of terrible beauty.” Lynda Barry received the 2003 William Eisner award for Best Graphic Album and an American Library Association Alex award for her book, One Hundred Demons. She has also published The! Greatest! Of! Marlys!, a collection of her comic strips that features one of her most popular characters in the hilarious, dysfunctional family life of Marlys, Maybonne and Freddie Mullen. She lives and works in southern Wisconsin.

Lynda Barry
Links: One Hundred Demons
The Greatest Of Marlys Cruddy The Good Times Are Killing Me
  • One Hundred Demons
  • The! Greatest! of Marlys!
  • Cruddy
  • The Good Times Are Killing Me