The Resource What it is, Lynda Barry

What it is, Lynda Barry

Label
What it is
Title
What it is
Statement of responsibility
Lynda Barry
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
How do objects summon memories? What do real images feel like? For decades, these types of questions have permeated the pages of Lynda Barry's compositions, with words attracting pictures and conjuring places through a pen that first and foremost keeps on moving. What It Is demonstrates a tried-and-true creative method that is playful, powerful, and accessible to anyone with an inquisitive wish to write or remember. Each page is a full-colour collage that is not only a gentle guide to this process, but an invigorating example of exactly what it is: "The ordinary is extraordinary."
Summary
Presented as a series of lined-notebook cartoon collages, a visual testament to the creator's life-long quest for creative excellence explores such questions as the capacity of material objects for summoning memories and the tangible qualities of images
Tone
Illustration
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2008.
  • Eisner Awards, Best Reality-Based Work, 2009.
  • RR Donnelley Literary Award (Wisconsin), 2009.
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2009
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2008.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
293605
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barry, Lynda
Dewey number
741.5/973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
comic strips
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Graphic novels
Target audience
adult
Label
What it is, Lynda Barry
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocn162507000
Dimensions
29 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
209 p.
Isbn
9781897299357
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)162507000
Label
What it is, Lynda Barry
Publication
Control code
ocn162507000
Dimensions
29 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
209 p.
Isbn
9781897299357
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)162507000

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