The Greatest of Marlys

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Sasquatch Books, 2000 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 224 pages
32 Reviews
Lynda Barry had a bona fide hit with Cruddy, and her fans are now calling for her older comic strips, all out of print. This book answers the call as it delivers the life and times of Marlys Mullen, the most beloved character in Barry's nationally syndicated comic strip, 'Ernie Pook's Comeek.' Way back in the mid-1980s, Barry introduced the character of Marlys Mullen, her crazy groovy teenage sister Maybonne, her sensitive and strange little brother Freddie, a mother like no other, and an array of cousins and friends from the 'hood. This oversized book presents the long strange journey through puberty and life that Marlys and company have experienced. Marlys's universe and galaxy are funny, rude, disturbing, tearful . . . in short, very, very Lynda Barry.

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User Review  - Amy - Goodreads

It seems like Lynda Barry has managed to hold on to something (I guess you could call it a sense of wonder, but that doesn't really do it justice)the rest of us lost when we grew up. The kids in this ... Read full review

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About the author (2000)

Lynda Barry's comics appear in 35 weekly papers across North America. She is the author of the acclaimed novels Cruddy and The Good Times Are Killing Me. She lives in Evanston, Illinois.

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