Lynda Barry has worked as a painter, cartoonist, writer, illustrator, playwright, editor, commentator, and teacher. She is the inimitable creator behind the seminal comic strip Ernie Pook's Comeek, and author of The Freddie Stories,One!
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Lynda Barry's comics weremy YA before YA really even existed.She's been writing teen stories with an incredibly clear voice since the early 80s. [The Greatest Of Marlys] is raw, ugly, hilari-ous, and poignant. -Raina Telgemeier, Smile and Drama. Eight-year-oldMarlysMullenisLyndaBarry'smostfamous character from her long-running and landmark comic strip Ernie Pook's Comeek, and for good reason! Given her very own collectionofstrips,Marlysshinesinallherfreckledandpig-tailed groovy glory. The trailer park where she and her family liveisthegrandstageforherdramasbigandsmall.Joining Marlys are her teenaged sister Maybonne, her younger brother Freddie, their mother, and an offbeat array of family members, neighbors, and classmates.Marlys's enthusiasm for life knows no bounds. Her childhood is one where the neighborhoodkidsstayoutallnightplayingkickball;thedesiretobepopularisunending;bullies are unrepentant; and parents make few appearances. The Greatest Of Marlys spotlights Barry's masterful skill of chronicling childhood through adolescence in all of its wonder, awkward- ness, humor, and pain.
The Greatest of Marlys is a collection of [Barry's] best cartoon work, and as such it's a perfect introduction to her (we're approaching a word not commonly employed when talking of Lynda Barry has no peer.