It all started with one fateful meeting at Evergreen State College at Olympia, Washington, when two aspiring cartoonists first became friends: Matt Groening and Lynda Barry. Matt Groening later went on to create a little TV series called “The Simpsons,” the global phenomenon that spawned a wave of “Don’t Have a Cow” T-shirts and introduced the perfect all-purpose grunt of annoyance “D’oh!” into the English language. Nearly 30 years later, the misadventures of donut-loving Simpson patriarch Homer, well-meaning Marge, intellectual killjoy Lisa, and everyone’s favorite hellion Bart continue to lampoon the foibles of modern American family life. The other was Lynda Barry, the Eisner-hall-of-famer underground cartoonist who invented both teenage angst and middle-age ennui, who started her cartooning career when fellow student and Evergreen College newspaper editor Groening (Remember him?) published her comic strip, “Ernie Pook’s Comeek.” Together, they talk about life, friendship and that sordid greaseball industry we all know and love: comics. Saturday, October 7, 8:00 p.m. Tickets start at $25. 101 Zellerbach Hall #4800, UC Berkeley, Berkeley. https://calperformances.org/
Tickets start at $25
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