The Greatest of Marlys by Lynda Barry

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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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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.
Published September 26, 2000 by Sasquatch Books. 224 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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After collecting stories featuring her character Freddie (The Freddie Stories), Barry celebrates another of her wonderful creations, Freddie’s sister Marlys.

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Entertainment Weekly

Now, as if to remind us of her range, comes The Greatest of Marlys, a poignantly funny collection of her comic strips about the wildly imaginative Marlys, a freckled, bespectacled preteen girl who wants ''groovy love in her life,'' makes solemn resolutions (''Don't tell people you can contro...

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Austin Chronicle

She has bumps of a mysterious nature all over her body and her joints seem to be made of a bizarre, elastic-like material.

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