I love Lynda Barry’s work. So it was an absolute pleasure to be able to interview her for Omnivoracious. It’s a great interview, and parts of it are extremely funny. My personal favorite part is, of course this:
I love cephalopods and I get the sense you love them too, from your art. What draws you to them?
Well, they are spectacular creatures, very smart, able to change their skin color and surface, some can strobe a bioluminescent trip on you, and nearly all can squeeze in and out of tight spots. Also they have beaks. They are wonderful to draw. Unfortunately they are also very delicious. Thatâ€™s been tough. I love them so much. I also like to eat them so much. But I like to think they would feel the same about me. That Iâ€™d be something worth eating as well. I donâ€™t know what the squid equivalent of deep frying, salting, squeezing on lemon and serving with sauce would be, but cephalopods arenâ€™t fools. There must be a way to prepare people like me in a way that would make a fantastic appetizer.
Just back from London. More later as I get over my jetlag hangover.