Over the holiday week, the biggest news was the official announcement thatD&Q will re-release the complete works of Lynda Barry.
Next fall will actually see the publication of the first volume of the complete Lynda Barry comics work (consisting primarily of her Ernie Pook’s Comeek strip but not limited to just that, oh no!) Things to look forward to are her college strip, “Spinal Comics” (edited by none other than long time pal Matt Groening for the Evergreen State newspaper) and the precursor to Ernie Pook, “Two Sisters”. Eventually there will be many other rare or rarely seen tidbits like Lynda’s Esquire strips. We’re not completely sure how many volumes there will be but we figure somewhere around ten.
While D&Q had always made it clear they were going to go back and reprint Barry’s earlier seminal and heartbreaking work, an actual date is new, so any way you slice it this is awesomely amazing news.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.