The New York Times Magazine just ran an article on Lynda Barry.
Lynda Barry is awesome.
Probably best known for her comics, she's also an award-winning author whose works have been converted into plays. Other bonafides? Matt Groening refers to her as the "Funk Queen of the Universe," and she hates Jonathan Franzen.
More importantly, she's teaching seminars on creativity and writing, and making a lot of people feel really great about themselves.
Check it out:
Cartoonist Lynda Barry Will Make You Believe in Yourself