Entertaining and informative, the cartoonists reveal fascinating relationships with their characters, who say or do exactly what their creators wish they could say or do in real life. Their feisty heroines speak their minds, allowing the cartoonists to explore the power of humor in storytelling. Within a few frames, the cartoonists manage to dig deep and explore a variety of subjects: childhood dreams and torments, the disarray of domestic life, the elusive nature of self-image, and the power of friendships to restore the spirits. Viewers will see that the comics can communicate unexpected truths about politics, stereotypes, self-esteem, relationships and aging.
This film would make an ideal companion to MacArthur Fellow Lynda Barry's book Making Comics (2019) — the bestselling, creative curriculum that teaches us how to draw and write our story. Barry believes everyone and anyone can be creative and that creativity is vital to processing the world around us.