Playing with images with Lynda Barry


What is an image? was the question Lynda Barry posed to the audience last Tuesday morning during her talk at Tyler School of Art, Temple University in Philadelphia. Barry then proceeded to answer the question through her humorous graphic story telling and creative wisdom. Barry opened her talk by singing a biographical ditty to the tune of “Coalminer’s Daughter”–singing being her preferred method in relieving stage fright–which gave the audience a succinct image of the artist’s childhood. She immediately had her listeners captured and cozied in the palm of her hand. She was dynamic and real and accessibly truthful. Continue reading