Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Matt Groening and Lynda Barry: Cartoonists in Conversation

Cartoonists Matt Groening and Lynda Barry first met as students at Evergreen College in Olympia, Washington in the 1970's. He was the editor of the school paper and they both created comics for it. They kept up their close friendship over the years as they continued on with their respective comic strips in alternative newspapers. I always liked Matt's shoutouts to Lynda in the credits of his Life in Hell books.

Matt then went on to fame and fortune with The Simpsons and Lynda continued to produce the awesome Ernie Pook's Comeek for nearly two decades. She's also recently written a guide to writing called, What It Is, that's presented in her distinctive illustrated journal style.

Matt and Lynda will share the stage at this event sponsored by the Chicago Humanities Festival. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Admission is free for students and educators with a school ID.

Matt Groening and Lynda Barry: Cartoonists in Conversation
UIC Forum
725 West Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60608

Thursday, November 5, 2009
7 to 8pm

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