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Jun 09, 2014
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How Non-Artists Can Draw: Comics Great Lynda Barry on Teaching Creativity | ARTnews

Teachers played the biggest role in my life and to be a teacher is to continue a certain kind of family line for people who don’t have families. It’s my way of being a mom. No, not a mom–the crazy auntie that everybody needs.

Pretty much exactly the way I feel about her.

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How Non-Artists Can Draw: Comics Great Lynda Barry on Teaching Creativity | ARTnews

Teachers played the biggest role in my life and to be a teacher is to continue a certain kind of family line for people who don’t have families. It’s my way of being a mom. No, not a mom–the crazy auntie that everybody needs.

Pretty much exactly the way I feel about her.

Filed under: Lynda Barry

May 12, 2014
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Lynda Barry’s first solo show in NYC this summer

thenearsightedmonkey:

Where on earth is Professor Chewbacca?

On May 13th she’ll be using her earth name (Lynda Barry) and will be at an opening for an exhibition of her work in New York from 6pm to 8pm at the Adam Baumgold Gallery — 60 east 66th street, NYC NY just in case you are in the neighborhood, come on over!  The exhibition is #5 on the “what to do” list in New York Magazine.http://nymag.com/arts/all/to-do-2014-5-5/

Can you dig it? We KNEW that you COULD!

Oh, jeez. Now I have to get a plane ticket to NYC. You can see a bunch of the pieces at Adam Baumgold Gallery’s website.

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May 01, 2014
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Lynda Barry, Syllabus: Notes from an Accidental Professor

For the past decade, Barry has run a highly popular writing workshop for nonwriters called Writing the Unthinkable, which was featured in The New York Times Magazine. Syllabus: Notes from an Accidental Professor is the first book to make her innovative lesson plans and writing exercises available to the public for home or classroom use. Barry teaches a method of writing that focuses on the relationship between the hand, the brain, and spontaneous images, both written and visual. It has been embraced by people across North America—prison inmates, postal workers, university students, high-school teachers, and hairdressers—for opening pathways to creativity.

Syllabus takes the course plan for Barry’s workshop and runs wild with it in her densely detailed signature style. Collaged texts, ballpoint-pen doodles, and watercolor washes adorn Syllabus’s yellow lined pages, which offer advice on finding a creative voice and using memories to inspire the writing process. Throughout it all, Barry’s voice (as an author and as a teacher-mentor) rings clear, inspiring, and honest.

So! Excited! Comes out in October. Just pre-ordered the shit out of it.

Lynda’s class tumblr is the best. And Lynda is the best.

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Feb 01, 2014
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thenearsightedmonkey:

Dearest Students,

This is my own composition notebook homework assignment in progress. Professor Chewbacca reflects on the crayon experience. I’ve inked it and now I’m coloring it in

I like to figure out problems in my composition notebook using drawing and slow writing and non-photo blue pencil to help me with certain problems that defy being approached head on. I’ve found there is something to moving ones hand in a certain way — like a coloring way— while filling in a space and half thinking and half not-thinking about this something you are trying to figure out that invites possible answers to present themselves..

Sincerely,

Professor Chewbacca

Jan 23, 2014
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Lynda Barry’s course syllabus

I probably get as excited about Lynda’s class starting as her students do. Follow along here.

Nov 08, 2013
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Nothing is worth drawing until you draw it.

Nov 03, 2013
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thenearsightedmonkey:

"Let’s Draw a Car and then Let’s Draw Batman"

A comics essay by Lynda Barry

Illustrations retrieved from materials discarded by participants in Lynda Barry’s writing workshop at The Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Fall 2013

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Sep 15, 2013
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Aug 01, 2013
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Keep your overhead low

“The key to eternal happiness is low overhead and no debt.”
—Lynda Barry

Anybody who tells people to “do what you love no matter what” should also have to teach a money management course.

Low overhead + “do what you love” = a good life. 

“I deserve nice things” + “do what you love” = a time bomb. 

A good life is not about living within your means, it’s about living below your means…

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Keep your overhead low

“The key to eternal happiness is low overhead and no debt.”
Lynda Barry

Anybody who tells people to “do what you love no matter what” should also have to teach a money management course.

Low overhead + “do what you love” = a good life.

“I deserve nice things” + “do what you love” = a time bomb.

A good life is not about living within your means, it’s about living below your means…

Read the rest on my blog→

Jul 15, 2013
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thenearsightedmonkey:

What is going down in The Image Lab?

When we watch other people make things, it makes us want to make things, too.

Filed under: show your work

thenearsightedmonkey:

What is going down in The Image Lab?

When we watch other people make things, it makes us want to make things, too.

Filed under: show your work

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