Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Lynda Barry Lecture

The Lynda Barry lecture was the best lecture i have attended throughout the year. Lynda had a way of captivating everyone, and had you hanging on every word she was saying. Her humorous stories were both entertaining and helpful in getting across her point. I enjoyed everything she had to say. It was interesting to hear about image, and how we are affected by it or how we use it, because in some ways, there is more to it than we think about or discuss on a normal basis. Connecting play to work, childhood to adult hood, and how we are affected both by our childhood and our play, was also a very interesting topic she touched upon.
The slides she presented to us were very impressive to me as well. The pages were all completely full, and there was so much to look at, but they never came across as too busy, gaudy, or too much. Each word and image on the page served a purpose, whether to the reader, or only to Lynda, and it was interesting to see the way she worked and developed her finished product on the actual page.
It was fun and interesting to meet and get to know Lynda, just by listening to her speak, and also to be let inside her life and her world as much as she let us.

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