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LYNDA BARRY discusses and signs her graphic novel "PICTURE THIS: THE NEARSIGHTED MONKEY BOOK"

Lynda Barry 

Picture This: The Nearsighted Monkey Book (Drawn & Quarterly)


We're thrilled to have novelist and graphic novelist Lynda Barry (Cruddy) here at Skylight to discuss and sign her creative-drawing companion to the 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."

Praise for What It Is:
"The collages in legendary cartoonist Lynda Barry’s What It Is are a bathysphere-like
odyssey through the depths of her funky subconscious." —Vanity Fair

"Meditations, stories and images float past in a random fashion, segueing between darkness and hope, or adulthood and childhood, the ay they might in dreams or memory." —Carol Kino, The New York Times

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.

Event date: 
Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Event address: 
Skylight Books
1818 N. Vermont Avenue
90027 Los Angeles