ABOUT Eleanor Davis IN HER WORDS:
My name is Eleanor Davis. I'm a cartoonist and illustrator. A collection of my short comics for adults, How To Be Happy, is out now from Fantagraphics Books. I have two graphic novels for kids: The Secret Science Alliance and the Copy Cat Crook (2009) which I created with my husband Drew Weing, and the easy-reader Stinky (2008). My clients include The New Yorker, the New York Times, and Lucky Peach among many others. I live in Athens, Georgia.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
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.
Location: Street: 493 Prince Ave. Additional: City: Athens, Province: Georgia Postal Code: 30601 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)