The Red Monkey Double Happiness Book
by : Joe Daly
The Red Monkey Double Happiness Book is Joe Daly's sensational follow up to his debut short story collection Scrublands (a nominee for the 2007 Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album). The Red Monkey Double Happiness Book is about the monkey-footed Dave and his freeloading friend Paul. Together they smoke weed, solve mysteries, engage in action, adventure, conspiracy theories and ask the big questions about life. In this full-color graphic novel, Daly expertly cartoons the Cape Town milieu, the wetlands that surround it, and the ethnically diverse oddballs who occupy it. The South African cartoonist brings a refreshingly original - and utterly hilarious - voice to the comics medium, a dry, deadpan wit anchored in everyday reality combined with outrageously deranged plots, rendered in a style that somehow successfully merges detailed representational drawing with bigfoot cartooning. The Red Monkey Double Happiness Book, which is sometimes noirish, often funny and always politically incorrect, is well-suited to older teens and adults.