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Barry’s Struggle With Artists is one of the Collectables found in Alan Wake 2. It is one of the pages of the Return manuscript.


Barry used to be the agent of a manic-depressive celebrity writer, Alan Wake. Wake had various addictions on his back. An on-off death wish. Wheeler had seen a thing or two.

Wheeler paid a lot of money for a hood shrink. Got himself convinced that all the nightmares he’d seen leading up to Wake drowning himself were just his imagination. PTSD. Now he had pills to keep the shadows from his sleep.

But the Andersons were something else. The nightmares were starting to creep in again. Or maybe it was the drugs in the air. Wheeler hoped it was the drugs.

The Andersons were so old. Vampires. After every gig and the party that followed, it took them weeks to bounce back. And they never did completely. Each time, Wheeler expected them to croak.


The page depicts the history of Barry Wheeler managing the Old Gods of Asgard, and Barry's own mental health struggles after the events of 2010.


Quote1 The Andersons were so old. Vampires. Princes of fucking Darkness. After every gig and the rampaging party that followed it took them weeks to bounce back. And they never did completely. Quote2
― Valhalla Nursing Home