Author(s): Eleanor Davis
Eleanor Davis is one of the finest cartoonists of her generation, and she's been producing comics since the mid-2000s. Representing the best stories she's drawn for such venues as MOME and Nobrow, as well as her own self-published and web efforts, Davis achieves a rare, subtle poignancy in her narratives. At once compelling and elusive, but always impregnated with mystery and deep emotional resonance, How to Be Happy will be a delight to readers and illustrators alike.
The book contains about 12 strange, beautifully drawn short stories, depending on how you count them, as well as several short vignettes. None of the stories is especially linear. Each feels almost like a sketch from experimental theater: disturbing, and emotionally pungent. --Karen Sandstrom"