Friday, August 14, 2009

Proust Questionnaire Friday! Today's Special Guest: Barry Lyga!

A fellow comic lover, Barry Lyga is the fabulous author of YA faves The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl, Boy Toy, Hero-Type, and the upcoming Astonishing Adventures sequel, Goth Girl Rising. And he was was responsible for spearheading and developing Free Comic Book Day! Who knew? (Uh, those of you who read his online bio, probably). You can visit Barry on the web at

The following questions are based on James Lipton's questions from Inside the Actors Studio, which, in turn, are based on the Proust Questionnaire. One of the questions is about swearing, so please excuse our French.

Ladies and gentlemen, I present-- Barry Lyga!

1. What is your favorite word? Coruscate
2. What is your least favorite word? No
3. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? Hidden connections between elements, ideas, people
4. What turns you off creatively, spiritually or emotionally? Predictability
5. What sound or noise do you love? Rain on the roof
6. What sound or noise do you hate? A baby crying
7. What is your favorite curse word? Fuck
8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Videogame designer/programmer
9. What profession would you not like to do? Anything that involves the words "cubicle" or "manager" or "necktie"
10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? "Dude, don't worry about that agnostic stuff -- we're good."

Next week's author: Tamora Pierce!


Skyebird said...

aghhhh!! i looooove Tamora Pierce (but i hated the way she ended the Daine series) sorry i haven't commented for a while... my computer has been really tempermental and freezing up..... but i think i fixed it (hopefully)

Erika said...

I LOVE Barry Lyga! His books always make me laugh and leave me thinking long after I've finished them, especially Hero Type! Oh, and I love the cover for Goth Girl Uprising!

Julie H said...

The list of authors that have answered this questionnaire is so amazing. You'll have to stay tuned (Thursdays now, not Friday) to see who's next!