The inimitable creator behind the syndicated strip Ernie Pook’s Comeek, Lynda Barry works as a painter, cartoonist, writer, illustrator, playwright, editor, commentator, and teacher. Barry explores the depths of the inner and outer realms of creation and imagination, where play can be serious, monsters have purpose, and not knowing is an answer unto itself. Widely praised, her works include the books One! Hundred! Demons!; The! Greatest! of! Marlys!; Cruddy: An Illustrated Novel; Naked Ladies! Naked Ladies! Naked Ladies!; her bestselling and acclaimed Drawn & Quarterly, What it is, which received the Eisner Award for Best Reality Based Graphic Novel and the R.R.Donnelly Award for highest literary achievement by a Wisconsin author; and The Good Times are Killing Me, which was adapted into an off-Broadway musical.