Picture This: The Near-sighted Monkey Book

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Drawn & Quarterly Publications, Nov 9, 2010 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 224 pages
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The creative-drawing companion to the acclaimed and bestselling†What It Is

Lynda Barry single-handedly created a literary genre all her own, the graphic memoir/how-to, otherwise known as the bestselling, the acclaimed, but most important, the adored and the inspirational What It Is. The R. R. Donnelley and Eisner Award–winning book posed, explored, and answered the question: “Do you wish you could write?” Now with Picture This, Barry asks: “Do you wish you could draw?” It features the return of Barry’s most beloved character, Marlys, and introduces a new one, the Near-sighted Monkey. LikeWhat It Is, Picture This is an inspirational, take-home extension of Barry’s traveling, continually sold-out, and sought-after workshop, “Writing the Unthinkable.”

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User Review  - cindywho - LibraryThing

It's not really much of a memoir or a graphic novel, but more of a scrapbook of Barry and her partner making art for fun and self-expression. It's fun to look at and read, being large and colorful and full of charming monkeys. Read full review

Picture This: The Near-Sighted Monkey Book

User Review  - Book Verdict

Barry's award-winning What It Is asked, "Do you wish you could write?" In this engaging follow-up, Marlys returns and‚€”with help from the Near-Sighted Monkey‚€”explores a new question: "Why do we ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

Lynda Barry has worked as a painter, cartoonist, writer, illustrator, playwright, editor, commentator, and teacher, and found they are very much alike. She lives in Wisconsin.

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