roughing out another little ghost story thing
It’s a great pleasure to reveal the final cover artwork for one of our most anticipated books of 2014. How to Be Happy collects short comics by Eleanor Davis and it will floor you with its beauty and depth. You’ve seen some of this work in Best American Comics, Mome, Nobrow, and Lucky Peach (if you’re tuned in to the hip print outlets) and on the web (if you’re tuned in to Tumblr), and now it’s collected in one gorgeous book, due out this Summer.
Pre-sale is on now, and more previews are in the pipeline. For now, we thought you might also like a look at the jaw-dropping wraparound cover art unfettered by text and stuff.
Cervus Dodur (Royale) and Cervus Rutwa (Hodgs) taken from ‘Illustrations of the Botany and Other Branches of the Natural History of the Himalayan Mountains’ by Forbes Royale (1829). Published by Wm. Allen.
Missouri Botanical Garden
From my sketchbook, some reportage from Bologna, Italy. A toy exhibit, the Piazza Maggiore, The Fountain of Neptune, Italian waiters. When we weren’t at the Children’s Book Fair we tried to squeeze in some doodling.
painting by Jonas Wood, featuring pots by Shio Kusaka
Imaginary magazine covers, à la The New Yorker.
Illustrations: François Avril, Adrien Parlange, Amélie Falière, Gwendal Le Bec, Camille Besse, Julien Couty, Philippe Mignon, Quentin Vijoux, Virginie Morgand
I missed the exhibition last year but found the book this week, in an art shop. These few illustrations here are a selection of those I feel illustrate the best how I feel about Paris.