Lynda Barry - age: 68

Lynda Barry

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ABOUT

Most famous for her Ernie Pook's Comeek comic strip, this cartoonist and writer also penned several graphic and illustrated novels, including Cruddy (1999), One! Hundred! Demons! (2002), and What It Is (2008). She was the 2009 recipient of the Eisner Award for Best Reality-Based Comic Work.Her 1998 work The Good Times Are Killing Me deals with a friendship between children of different races. She adapted the book into an early 1990s Off-Broadway play.During the 1980s, she was romantically involved with National Public Radio host Ira Glass.

BEFORE FAME

She earned a Fine Arts degree from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington.

PERSONAL LIFE

She grew up in Wisconsin and Washington as the daughter of a Filipina-Irish mother and a Norwegian-Irish father. Following her marriage to naturalist Kevin Kawula, she settled on a Wisconsin dairy farm.

The meaning of the name Barry: Fair Headed

Famous Quotes
Love is an exploding cigar we willingly smoke.

FUN FACTS

Cartoonist Lynda Barry were born on Monday, in a leap year, birthstone is Garnet, the seaon was Winter in the Chinese year of Monkey, Today is the birthday of Lynda Barry.

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