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Slate.com reports on ‘Love, Hate & Comics” event showcasing Groening, UW’s Barry

February 18, 2015

UW-Madison’s Lynda Barry is featured in a recent Slate.com post that highlights the friendly rivalry she has with Matt Groening.

The article is about a Feb. 12 conversation at the Brooklyn Academy of Music between the two that was titled, “Love, Hate & Comics – The Friendship that would not Die.”

Lynda Barry
Barry is a highly acclaimed cartoonist and an assistant professor of interdisciplinary creativity with the Art Department. Groening is also a cartoonist who is the creator of the comic strip “Life in Hell,” and the co-creator of the TV series “The Simpsons.”

The Slate.com article by June Thompas notes how the “pair met at the Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, in the 1970s, and judging from last night’s performance, they’ve been perfecting their loving, needling banter ever since.”

It continues: “The evening centered around an old-fashioned slide show, which started with their baby pictures and early inspirations and ended with their most recent work: Barry’s research on the biological function of creativity, and (for Groening) clips from a TV show Fox airs on Sunday nights.”

Make sure and check out the entire article for free on the Slate.com website.
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