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Lynda Barry Wins MacArthur Foundation Award

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Cartoonist, writer, and educator, Lynda Barry, is known for her conviction that everyone is capable of creating art. She helps people tap into the creative energy through her teaching practice at community workshops as well as her classes at the University of Madison-Wisconsin where she is an associate professor of interdisciplinary creativity. 

Her teaching practice is one of the reasons she was chosen as a recipient of this year's prestigious MacArthur Foundation Award, commonly known as the "genius award." You can find her work in our library catalog, including her latest publication, Making Comics, where she shares her comic-making exercises, and a little bit of her magic, with all of us.