The! Greatest! of! Marlys! - Lynda Barry

This woman is the master of the one page comic story. Barry's tales revolve around the bizarrely loveable Marlys and her relations. Adventures include wonderfully painful reminders of just how horrible childhood can be to surprisingly informative tales from the insect world. Barry's comics are intelligent, funny, often depressing, horribly drawn (why does everyone look like a small pox victim?) and always a joy to read.