Oni Press to Publish Graphic Novel The Happy Shop
Oni Press has announced its upcoming release of The Happy Shop, a heartwarming middle-grade graphic novel by Brittany Long Olsen. With numerous Eisner and Harvey awards under its belt, Oni Press is set to bring forth another remarkable addition to its collection with the anticipated release of The Happy Shop in February 2024.
In this enchanting story, we meet eleven-year-old Darcy, who finds herself feeling sad and isolated after moving to a new country. However, her life takes an unexpected turn when she stumbles upon a mystical store that sells happiness. But as Darcy witnesses the accidental sale of a sad feeling, she begins to question whether happiness is truly the only emotion that people need to experience.
Olsen sheds light on the significance of embracing a diverse range of human emotions and fostering connections within our communities through THE HAPPY SHOP.
Editor Grace Scheipeter also talks about the captivating tale that resonates with readers in a world similar to our own, combining a contemporary setting with a sprinkling of magic. Brittany Long Olsen’s superb graphic novel presents a delightful and inspirational story that readers of Inside Out (the film), Pilu of the Woods by Mai K. Nguyen, and Sheets by Brenna Thummler will thoroughly enjoy. So mark your calendars for February 2024 and prepare to embark on a whimsical journey with The Happy Shop.
The Happy Shop will be available at your favorite local comic shop and everywhere books are sold in February 2024.
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