Saturday, December 6, 2008

What It Is

What It Is by Lynda Barry
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. Bursting with full-color drawings, comics, and collages, autobiographical sections and gentle creative guidance, each page is an invigorating example of exactly what it is: "The ordinary is extraordinary." Lynda Barry explores the depths of the inner and outer realms of creation and imagination, where play can be serious, monsters have purpose, and not knowing is an answer unto itself.

2 comments:

Timothy Capehart said...

...a call to people of all ages to return to the childlike joy everyone once took in the act of creation. Barry's fans will want their own copies. Any older teen interested in writing or graphic arts (especially edgy arts) will dive right in. This book is a must for collections serving zine creators and aspiring artists.

Lara McAllister said...

...This stunning book will appeal to those teens who are interested in delving into their creativity through words and art. The questions posed and valuable exercises that exist within its pages, along with the illustrations, could also make this book a valuable tool for English and art teachers in the classroom.