Eleanor Davis appears at Politics & Prose on Saturday September 15, 2014 at 7:30 PM to sign How to Be Happy!
Davis has earned a devoted following with her comics and illustrations, as well as her two graphic novels for children. Her first collection of literary graphic stories is truly an event. Showcasing Davis’s extraordinary range, the volume features work in full color as well as pen-and-ink, the images always complementing the narratives, which explore a full spectrum of emotions.
Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
Eleanor Davis’s How to Be Happy is the artist’s first collection of graphic/literary short stories, and it’s about time. 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 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.
Floating World Comics
400 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 97209
Eleanor Davis signs at Mission: Comics & Art on Saturday, June 14th at 6:00 pm!
Mission: Comics & Art
3520 20th St. Suite B, San Francisco, CA 94110