New York Times | Ken Johnson | May 22, 2014
The NY Times features Lynda Barry exhibit!
Ms. Barry’s magical skills as cartoonist, writer and storyteller are at their richest in the many more or less autobiographical tales told by a goofy, smart, economically underprivileged young girl named Marlys. They concern her tragicomic adventures and those of her sister Maybonne, her beloved, emotionally troubled brother Freddie, their chronically enraged mother and many other neighborhood eccentrics. Laugh-out-loud funny in one frame and heartbreaking in the next, these tales of innocence and experience belong on the shelf with Mark Twain’s “Huckleberry Finn.”