How to Be Happy

How to Be Happy

eBook - 2014
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How to Be Happy is Eleanor Davis's first collection of graphic/literary short stories. Happy represents the best stories she's drawn for such connoisseurial venues as Mome, Nobrow, and Lucky Peach, 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.
Publisher: [United States] :, Fantagraphics Books,, 2014
ISBN: 9781606997406
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: Davis, Eleanor
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Apr 08, 2018

Diverse drawing styles. Stories about how to be unhappy.

Oct 26, 2017

Some of these short comics were poignant, others were random and kinda nonsensical, but it was a quick and enjoyable read! :)

Jan 08, 2017

The graphic novel cartoons/stories are all very different. Some leave you remembering them for a long while but most are a bit of a stretch how they are even connected or to the topic.

MichaelRD Dec 11, 2014

It's difficult to classify this work since they appear to be so eclectic in both the way they are drawn and the way they are written and structured. Some are stories spanning several pages, while others are single-page monologues. I almost felt like it was very Monty Python's Flying Circus inspired with its often non-sequitur, disjointed way the stories are thrown together. With that said, I enjoyed it as a quick diversion and would definitely read more works by this author based on this volume.

KateHillier Nov 09, 2014

The art in this collection is gorgeous, whether colour or black and white. Some of the stories are better than others, some I felt a little bit like I was missing something to properly understand what was going on but they are well worth the read. Part sci-fi, part fantasy, part whimsy, the art along is worth the price of admission.


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