Original title:



Original language

Originally written in English, published in Simplified Chinese


Publication info:

Insight Media

July 2019


214 pages  



Collection of comics

Rights holder

New River Literary

(foreign rights excl. Asian languages) 

Rights sold by New River:

So Sad So Happy

 by Anton Gudim

So Sad So Happy is a collection of comics. Deliberately using few words and playing with perspective, Moscow-based illustrator Anton Gudim wittily depicts loneliness and frustration of modern living with deadpan humour. These comics encourage us to look at the world with a refreshed eye. 

Press praise for Anton Gudim's art:

The Verge: 

'Anton Gudim's drawings are like little visual puns that might take a second to get, but hit you like a delightful surprise when you do.'

The Moscow Times

'Anton Gudim's cartoons are steeped in sarcasm and brimming with irony.'

About the author


Anton Gudim works as an IT engineer by day and draws in his spare time. He has almost a million Instagram followers. 

So Sad So Happy was commissioned and first published by Insight Media, an indie publishing house in China.