“The Short But Incredibly Happy Life of Riley” sounds good already doesn’t it? By Colin Thompson (one of my absolute favourites) and Amy Lissiat, whom I haven’t met before this is a story about how Riley the rat is happy and people aren’t.
It’s gorgeous and I’m going to steal a bit from it so you’ll see:
“..and one of the silly things about life is that people, who spend so much time not eating what they really want, in places where they don’t want to be, with people they don’t like, usually live for quite a long time. Whereas Riley, who spends all the time eating his favourite food in his favourite place with his favourite friends, only lives for a very short time..(cut here)…the answer is very simple really – you just have to be happy with a lot less.”
Essentially it’s a commenary on the Western ideals of more, now, faster, better, more expensive and how it won’t necessarily make you happier. There’s a great bit about falling in love too.
The pictures are sketchy but not as sketchy as Frog Belly Rat-Bone and Riley the rat is a pleasing shade of purple.
Point of Fashion: L337 Librarian, although according to crazy old man I look like a school teacher because of my glasses
Current Obsession: must remember to email my SDC entry when I get home.