of the most successful alternative American cartoonists, Lynda Barry
has blazed many trails over her 30 year career. Best known for her Ernie Pook's Comeek
about family life from the perspective of pre-teen girls; Freddie, Arna
and Marlys, the syndicated strip ran for two decades in non-mainstream
weeklies. Barry is also a painter, writer, illustrator, playwright,
editor, commentator and teacher.