This is a story about a dorky teenage boy who reinvents himself after moving to a new town. He slaps on a grin, smiles through his awkwardness and becomes...HAPPYFACE! Enter Happyface's journal and get a peek into the life of a shy, artistic boy as he evolves from class nerd to class clown. See the world through his hilariously self-deprecating eyes as he learns to shed his comic-book-loving, computer-game playing ways. Join him as he makes new friends, tries to hide from his messy past, forgives the people who have hurt him most, and ultimately learns to face the world with a genuine smile. With its candid portrayal of dysfunctional family issues, low self-esteem, and dealing with loss, Happyface offers a refreshingly authentic teen boy voice through a unique and funny combination of text and fully integrated art.
Steve Emond does not have any superhuman powers, neat tricks, or famous relatives, but he's a pretty cool guy who can draw. He is the creator of Emo Boy, which ran for 12 issues and two collections, and the comic strip, Steverino. He grew up in Connecticutt, where he wrote and directed a public access sketch comedy show that only his grandmother watched