How To Be Happy

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.

"Imaginative and funny and fanciful, but it's also very thoroughly worked out. She's not afraid to be clear." - Françoise Mouly

"I challenge anyone not to want to live in the world Eleanor creates." - It's Nice That
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Written by

Eleanor Davis

Art by

Eleanor Davis


Drama Fantasy Mythology Romance Slice of Life

About Book

Page Count

152 Pages

Print Release Date

July 30 2014

Digital Release Date

July 30 2014

Age Rating

17+ Only


2014 Eleanor Davis / Fantagraphics Books.

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