Lynda Barry’s Old Skull… a Professor & Her Teachings

Lynda Barry, as interviewed by NPR. Wonderful stuff. An excerpt:

In the spring 2013 semester of the course, students were required to apply to the course. Twenty were accepted — eight humanities students, eight science students and four “wild cards.”

“I was especially interested in people who didn’t draw or who didn’t feel they could draw,” Barry says. “I was blown away, especially by the people who had quit drawing around adolescence, what happened with their work when they started to draw again.”

Over the course of a semester, the students wrote about 50,000 words by hand (data known thanks to a student known as Brain Stem) and did hundreds of drawings.



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