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    Description"Deliciously drawn (with fragments of collage worked into each page), insightful and bubbling with delight in the process of artistic creation. A+" --"Salon" 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 to remember. Composed of completely new material, each page of Barry's first Drawn & Quarterly book is a full-color collage that is not only a gentle guide to this process but an invigorating example of exactly what it is: "The ordinary is extraordinary."


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    Title
    What it is
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Lynda Barry
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 209
    Width: 213 mm
    Height: 282 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 1,134 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781897299357
    ISBN 10: 1897299354
    Classifications

    Ingram Subject Code: GV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F3.0
    BIC E4L: GRA
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: FX
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11800
    DC22: 741.5973
    LC subject heading: ,
    Libri: I-GV
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 741.5/973
    BISAC V2.8: CGN000000
    B&T Merchandise Category: GPH
    B&T General Subject: 400
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A02000000
    BISAC V2.8: CGN006000
    LC classification: PN6727.B36 W43 2008
    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    black and white and full-colour illustrations
    Publisher
    Drawn and Quarterly
    Imprint name
    Drawn and Quarterly
    Publication date
    01 July 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Montreal
    Author Information
    Cartoonist, novelist, and playwright Lynda Barry is the creator behind the syndicated strip "Ernie Pook's Comeek," featuring the incomparable Marlys and Freddy. Her books include "One Hundred Demons" and "The Good Times Are Killing Me."
    Review quote
    Praise for Lynda Barry: “Barry is, underneath the wonky handwriting and the quirky, naïve drawings, a great memoirist . . . Like [Tobias] Wolff and [Dave] Eggers, she finds a tone that accommodates self-criticism and self-irony without tipping over into self-loathing . . . but what she is particularly good at is resonance.” —"The New York Times" “Barry is not just a storyteller, she’s an evangelist who urges people to pick up a pen—or a brush . . . and look at their own lives with fresh, forgiving eyes.” —"San Francisco Chronicle" “America’s leading cartoon artist of childhood angst . . . The precise rightness of Barry’s smallest observation puts TV’s "The Wonder Years" to shame.” —"Entertainment Weekly"