The Near-Sighted Monkey Book
By Lynda Barry
(Drawn & Quarterly, Hardcover, 9781897299647, 204pp.)
Publication Date: November 9, 2010
List Price: $29.95*
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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. Like"What It Is," "Picture This "is an inspirational, take-home extension of Barry's traveling, continually sold-out, and sought-after workshop, "Writing the Unthinkable.