Lynda Barry wins lifetime achievement award, will get immortalized in Household Circus · Newswire · The A.V. Membership

Cartoonist Lynda Barry grew to become well-known for depicting her troubled Seattle childhood in books like Down The Avenue, Come Over, Come Over, and The Good Occasions Are Killing Me, which she changed into a profitable stage play. Her charmingly illustrated tales are humorous and nostalgic at the same time as they deal with points like neighborhood racial tensions, or rising up with divorced dad and mom. For her decades-long prolific profession, Barry was inducted into the Eisner Corridor Of Fame in 2009. She lately acquired the Milton Caniff Lifetime Achievement Award on the Nationwide Cartoonists Society’s annual awards ceremony, offered to her by her outdated good friend, Simpsons creator Matt Groening.

The comics blog Smash Pages notes Barry acquired one other noteworthy recognition that very same weekend. She has lengthy been a fan of the longstanding newspaper caricature Household Circus; as she describes to her college students on the College of Wisconsin-Madison on Tumblr:

I used to be a child rising up in a troubled family. We didn’t have books in the home however we did have the every day paper and I keep in mind selecting out Household Circus earlier than I may actually learn.

There was one thing in regards to the life on the opposite facet of that circle that appeared fairly good. For youths like me there was a map and a compass hidden in Household Circus. The dad and mom in that caricature actually cherished their kids. Their house was steady. It put that picture in my head and I stored it.

Barry admits that she burst into tears upon assembly Jeff Keane, Household Circus’ present artist and writer, and son of strip creator Bil Keane. Jeff Keane then adopted up by inserting Barry into his strip on Might 27.

Jeff Keane is reportedly shocked by Barry’s admiration, saying that Household Circus is “not a ‘cool’ caricature.”

Barry replied:

Dearest Jeffy Okay,

Know this: Love is ALWAYS cool.


Cousin Lynda B.

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