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
Luke Pearson signs his latest book Everything We Miss at the amazing Travelling Man Leeds on Saturday, July 23 · 1:00pm – 4:00pm. If you are a Nobrow fan, or just a fan of great comics, come by at 1pm and get your copy of EWM signed and scribbled by the talented artist himself.
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Travelling Man Leeds
32 Central Rd, LS1 6DE, Leeds, United Kingdom
Tel: 0113 4236461