The Greatest of Marlys

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Sasquatch Books, 2000 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 224 pages
34 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  - LA - Goodreads

Fun! Adorable illustrations! Compassionate sibling story with one sibling having mental disability, but who is totally awesome anyway! Read full review

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User Review  - Hannah Messler - Goodreads

This is the first Lynda Barry I ever read and I love it, I don't want no kids but if I could be guaranteed a Marlys I would have one. Genius. Read full review

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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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