The more I read Lynda Barry, the more I wonder what kind of a crazy childhood she must have had. Boys and Girls is comics depicting painfully familiar incidents from childhood, adolescence, and also adult life. A section on finding your perfect love mate cracked me up, especially the Success Begins at Home quiz:
1. Am I cheerful and clean? __Yes __No __Sort of
2. Do I want a boyfriend for the RIGHT reasons?
__I want an intellectual companion.
__I have a need to share my life.
__I want a man with a big one.
3. How is my personality and my looks?
__I am very nice and I am beautiful
__I am mean and ugly
4. Am I "too picky" about my future love-mate?
__He must be absolutely perfect
__I will take any man on earth.
The next panel on Just Who Is Mr. Right? also made me LOL. I've just put a hold on One! Hundred! Demons!, Barry's "Autobiofictionalography" because I want to know more.
Thanks to la c-dog for mailing me Girls and Boys!
c-dog (not verified)
Fri, 03/05/2010 - 2:54pm
La Lynda rocks! I think she's
La Lynda rocks! I think she's working on another novel too. One! Hundred! Demons! is great.