I started reading Lynda Barry's "Ernie Pook's Comeek" in the back pages of NOW Magazine
as a teenager, and it is forever linked in my mind with Matt Groening's Life in Hell
, which ran on the next page over. Today, Drawn and Quarterly publishes The Greatest of Marlys
, the expanded and updated version of the giant collection that, 16 years ago, was the definitive record of one of the most extraordinary comics ever to grace newsprint.