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UW-Madison's Barry finalist for 2017 Reuben Award for 'Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year'

April 26, 2018
Lynda Barry
UW-Madison's Lynda Barry is one of the five finalists for the 2017 National Cartoonists Society (NCS) Reuben Award for "Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year." 

Barry is an award-winning author and cartoonist with the School of Education's Art Department. She holds the Chazen Family Distinguished Chair in Art.

Barry is perhaps best known as the author of the nationally syndicated "Ernie Pook's Comeek," but her career is legendary. Spanning nearly 35 years, Barry has authored more than ​20 books, worked as a commentator for National Public Radio, and had a regular monthly feature in Esquire, Mother Jones Magazine, Mademoiselle, and

Ballots were sent out to voting NCS members, and the Reuben Award will be presented to the winner at the 72nd Annual Reuben Awards dinner on May 26 in Philadelphia.

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