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|B. Baryenbruch Luhring has been obsessively drawing pictures since she could hold a pen. B.B. was born in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, USA in 1958. At the age of nine, she began creating political and comic commentary in the form of cartoon booklets. The booklets were created on scrap paper B.B.'s father brought home from his job at Mirro Aluminum Company. Titles from this period include "Gumby Captured by North Korea," "Highjackers," "Life of a Pimple" and "Srowan and Smartin's Laugh Out" (a spoof on the television serie Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In).
One of B.B.'s early career highlights was receiving a Blue Ribbon at the
1968 Manitowoc County Fair for a pencil drawing of her favorite celebrity Tiny Tim.
B.B. attended the University of Wisconsin-Stout, where she drew a political cartoon for the school paper, The Stoutonia. She graduated in 1980 with a Bachelors Degree in Fine Art.
B.B. continues to draw cartoons and finds great inspiration in today's political climate.
B.B.'s cartoon, titled "Rub-A-Dub-Dubya", was a juried selection in The IX International Bienniale of Women's Humour, "Every woman is an island" in Ferrara - Italy. The show took place from the September 20 to the October 12, 2003 at the Museo dell'Illustrazione. The show is spearheaded by editor/publisher Luciana Tufani
The show featured the work of 29 international artists, 5 of whom were American. The other Americans were strip artists Allison Bechdel (Dykes to Watch Out For) and Nicole Hollander (Sylvia), along with Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoonists Ann Telnaes and Signe Wilkinson.