Girls and Boys

Girls and Boys A reissue of the debut collection that catapulted Lynda Barry onto the national scene and established her at the forefront of her generation s cartoonists Dissecting modern relationships with surgical

  • Title: Girls and Boys
  • Author: Lynda Barry
  • ISBN: 9780941104005
  • Page: 125
  • Format: Paperback
  • A reissue of the debut collection that catapulted Lynda Barry onto the national scene and established her at the forefront of her generation s cartoonists Dissecting modern relationships with surgical skills, Girls and Boys is a book length collection that provides fans with a fascinating glimpse of Barry s early style and her undeniably original talent Line drawings.

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    1. Someone (I can’t remember who) compared Lynda Barry’s early work favorably to George Grosz, and I agree. Not just the hysterical, comical grotesquerie of it, but the violent pen scratchings, contorted expressions, and, especially, the fact that EVERYBODY IS IN PROFILE NEARLY ALL THE TIME. That creates an unnerving dynamic: there’s that feeling like something’s horribly wrong with the other side of the person’s face and they’re trying to hide it, or they’re too twitchy to make eye c [...]

    2. I liked this book, as I am finding I like Lynda Barry's work in general. I didn't feel as connected with the book, perhaps because it does not have as much of a through narrative and often deals with the ugly gender roles men and women are saddled with. Still, great art and lovely writing. Every book is a new delight.

    3. I'm a big fan of Lynda Barry's cartoons. This is the oldest collection I've read. Parts of it are hysterical but overall it's a little uneven. I think she was still finding her vision and voice at the time.

    4. both of, and before it's time (somehow). this book is funny, sad, intense, and real. lynda barry always surprises and delivers. everyone should read this book!

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