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Eleanor Davis: Day Three

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Eleanor Davis is a cartoonist and illustrator living in Athens, Georgia. A collection of her short comics for adults, How To Be Happy, is out now from Fantagraphics Books. She also has two graphic novels for kids: The Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook (2009) which she created with her husband Drew Weing, and the easy-reader Stinky (2008).

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4 Responses to Eleanor Davis: Day Three

  1. Nate A. says:

    Let’s not forget how books smell. Terrible!

  2. Mike Hunter says:

    Nooooo! Books are AWESOME!

    What a vibrant physicality and lively gesture in Davis’ art; I can’t recall seeing anything quite like it in comics*.

    (In sculpture, though, the exuberant “Nanas” come to mind: http://acasculpture.blogspot.com/2010/05/niki-de-saint-phalle-les-nanas.html , ttp://www.examiner.com/article/the-extraordinary-nanas-of-niki-de-saint-phalle)

    Davis simplifies forms to perfection, as shown by the geometric figures in the first three groupings.

    And the superb perspective of the bicycling shot at bottom shows, there’s a solid foundation of drawing mastery under the rendering “looseness”…

    * Maybe Frank Stack/”Foolbert Sturgeon,” come to think of it…

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