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Picture This: The Near-sighted Monkey Book Cover Image

“Do you wish you could draw?” This is the question artist Lynda Barry answers with an astonishing generosity of stories and exercises, brush-drawings, and bursting-at-the-seams collages in PICTURE THIS (Drawn & Quarterly, $29.95). It is the follow-up to her colorful book on writing, What It Is—a combination of memoir and how-to book. Both are extensions of Barry’s wonderful classes on creativity—she gave Politics & Prose audiences a taste in an exuberant 90-minute slide-lecture/comedic monologue when her last book came out. Picture This brings back her youthful and brash protagonist, Marlys, as tour-guide, as well as the beret-wearing Near-Sighted Monkey as instructor, and anyone wishing for some inspiration is in luck.

- Andras G.
Picture This: The Near-sighted Monkey Book Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781897299647
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Drawn and Quarterly - November 9th, 2010

 

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