How to Be Happy (Hardcover)

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This eclectic collection of short comics is beautiful in every respect. Fantastically well drawn, intelligent, witty and often unbearably personal, it could be the best book I read last year.

— From Stephen

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Eleanor Davis's How to be Happy is the artist's first collection of graphic/literary short stories. Davis is one of the finest cartoonists of her generation, and has been producing comics since the mid-2000s. Happy represents the best stories she's drawn for such curatorial venues as Mome and No-Brow, as well as her own self-publishing and web efforts. Davis achieves a rare, subtle poignancy in her narratives that are at once compelling and elusive, pregnant with mystery and a deeply satisfying emotional resonance. Happy shows the full range of Davis's graphic skills -- sketchy drawing, polished pen and ink line work, and meticulously designed full color painted panels-- which are always in the service of a narrative that builds to a quietly devastating climax.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781606997406
ISBN-10: 1606997408
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
Publication Date: August 3rd, 2014
Pages: 145
Language: English