Design Matters with Debbie Millman: Lynda Barry


From the Design Observer site:

“For nearly three decades, Ernie Pook’s Comeek could be found in alternative weekly newspapers across the country. With clear block lettering and kind of hairy, pimply drawings, Lynda Barry chronicled the everyday adventures of a boy, Ernie Pook, and a girl, Marlys Mullen. Comics have never been the same. Her books have also been extraordinarily influential. Her first illustrated novel, “The Good Times are Killing Me,” came out in 1988, and her latest, “Making Comics,” was just released. She’s a professor of interdisciplinary creativity at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and very recently won a MacArthur fellowship. On this episode, Lynda talks to Debbie about learning how to draw, and the damaging effects of one’s own opinion.”

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subject terms

Aging & Longevity

Aging & Longevity > Unconscious Bias

Creative Aging

Creative Aging > Creative Expression


Debbie Millman

related organization

Design Observer

resource type

Audio and Podcasts




Cartoonist, Comics, Lynda Barry

art forms

Drawing, Visual Arts