If you don’t know the work of Lynda Barry, you should. She is an amazing comic artist. Her syndicated comic strip, Ernie Pook’s Comeek, has run for years and years. I first came across her via some small book collections of these comics and then saw a play based on her wonderful coming-of-age book The Good Times are Killing Me. For many reasons she sort of faded from view, but fortunately is now getting some well-deserved attention again with the publication of her latest book, What It Is, published by the terrific Drawn & Quarterly.