Subtitled "18 Comedies and Traumadies," this inventive large-format sofcover book of short stories includes 18 entertaining tales, half of them light/funny/charming, and half of them creepy/thrilling/tragic. Many of the stories have surprise endings, all of them are full of wit, insight, and imaginative language. Adding to the fun is the art, displayed big on 6" x 9" pages. Each story has been illustrated by a different artist using different techniques--among the artworks are photographs, computer graphics, ink drawings, and traditional paintings. The artists: Michael Arnaud, Lucy Arnold, Lisa Baker, Barbara Bigbee, Tyson Compton, Sabrina Dalbesio, Julia Dvorin, Teena Gores, Annie Helm, Robin Noel Hiers, Heather Madden, Larry Noggle, Tasha Osterhout, Sheryl Patton, Connie Pecoraro, Daphne Phillips,Deirdre Reinert, and David Shearer. The spectacular covers (there's humor and surprise there too) are by Larry Noggle. Finally, don't miss the entertaining DVD-style "Special Features" at the end of this book, fifteen pages that include the author's insightful commentary on each story, profiles of all the artists, a deleted scene from one of the stories, and acknowledgements.