Cartoonist Lynda Barry appeared on NPR’s Talk of the Nation on Thursday to talk about her Drawn & Quarterly graphic novel Picture This with host Neal Conan.  NPR listeners are book buyers, and strong exposure like this will often drive new buyers into stores looking for the title discussed. 


Barry is also on tour, with the following appearances planned:

November 15, 2010:  Chicago-SAIC

November 21, 2010:  Miami Book Fest with Vanessa Davis

December 2, 2010:  New York--92nd St. Y with Maira Kalman

December 4, 2010:  New York--Brooklyn Comics & Graphics Fest with Charles Burns

January 25, 2011:  ChicagoUnity Temple Oak Park

March 17, 2011:  Philadelphia Free Library

April 15, 2011:  BostonWellesley College


Picture This features Barry’s most beloved character, Marlys, and introduces a new one, the Nearisghted Monkey.  The 176-page, 8.375” x 10.875” full color hardcover retailers for $29.95. 


Picture This appeared on Amazon’s Top Ten Best Graphic Novels of 2010 (see “Amazon Picks Ten Best 2010 Graphic Novels”).