Graphic novelist Lynda Barry will discuss and sign her new book, What It Is. How do objects summon memories? What do real images feel like? 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. Each page of What It Is is a full-color collage that is not only a gentle guide to this process but an invigorating example of the ordinary being extraordinary. Lynda Barry has worked as a painter, cartoonist, writer, illustrator, playwright, editor, commentator and teacher and found they are very much alike. She is the inimitable creator behind the syndicated strip Ernie Pook's Comeek featuring the incomparable Marlys and Freddy, as well as the books One! Hundred! Demons!, The! Greatest! of! Marlys!, Cruddy: An Illustrated Novel, and Naked Ladies! Naked Ladies! Naked Ladies!. Lynda studied at Evergreen State College, where she became good friends with Simpsons creator Matt Groening. Her work has been widely praised, and her book The Good Times are Killing Me--also adapted as an off-Broadway musical--won the Washington State Governor's Award. Lynda 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. Star Clipper Comics will provide books for sale.