The Greatest of Marlys

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Sasquatch Books, 2000 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 224 pages
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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  - Mateen Mahboubi - Goodreads

Reminded me of being young and how excited I am for my children to grow up and figure out the world. Read full review

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Brilliant. I forgot how ridiculous and hilarious and gut-wrenching childhood was. Lynda Barry totally nails it. She is the master of the universe. 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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