One Hundred Demons

One Hundred Demons Cover

One Hundred Demons

By Lynda Barry

Sasquatch Books, Paperback, 9781570614590, 216pp.

Publication Date: August 30, 2005

In this graphic novel that's part memoir and part creativity primer, Lynda Barry serves up comics that delve into the funk and sweetness of love, family, adolescence, race, and the hood. Name that Demon Freaky boyfriends Shouting Moms Innocence betrayed These are some of the pickled demons you'll meet as Lynda Barry mixes the true and the un-true into something she calls "autobificitionalography." From her nattering and intolerant/loving Filipina grandmother to the ex-boyfriend from hell who had lice, Lynda Barry's demons jump out of these pages and double-dare you to speak their names. Called by Time magazine "a work of art as well as literature," "One Hundred Demons "has been hailed for its shimmering watercolor images and unforgettable stories about life's little monsters.

About the Author
Lynda Barry has worked as a painter, cartoonist, writer, illustrator, playwright, editor, commentator, and teacher. She is the inimitable creator behind the seminal comic strip "Ernie Pook's Comeek", and author of "The Freddie Stories", "One! Hundred! Demons!", "The! Greatest! of! Marlys!", "Cruddy: An Illustrated Novel", "Naked Ladies! Naked Ladies! Naked Ladies!", and "The Good Times are Killing Me", which was adapted as an off-Broadway play and won the Washington State Governor's Award. Barry has written three bestselling and acclaimed creative how-to graphic novels for D+Q: the Eisner Award-winning "What It Is", and "Picture This", " "and "Syllabus" "Notes from an accidental professor."

Praise For One Hundred Demons

"Barry’s new book, One Hundred Demns, may be her breakthrough…it’s a work of art as well as literature…One Hundred Demons deserves a place on the shelf with serious graphic novels like Art Spiegelman’s Maus…" —Time magazine "Lynda Barry has no peer.