“The Book of Joe”

A coffee cup with a big heart. A world with harsh realities. A monkey with the key to life. The Book of Joe is a story of overcoming heartbreak and adversity told through raucous humor, endearing characters and bold illustrations. Sharing the comfort of a children’s book, this graphic novel adds a grown-up twist to a format reminiscent of a time gone by.

The Book of Joe follows the journey of Joe, a coffee cup who experiences a series of hapless relationships with other beverages. Following these tragic break-ups, albeit hilarious, Joe spirals into a self-destructive state as he struggles to move on. That is until he befriends a monkey named Oscar… 

“Daniel Misdea’s The Book of Joe made me laugh, and feel sympathetic towards a cup of coffee. Now I can’t go to Starbucks without chuckling or getting emotional.”

Lonnie Millsap (bacön)

Endorsements and Reviews

“Wake up and smell the coffee! The Book of Joe is an exciting debut from a fresh and funny voice. This charming book is the transformative tale of how even a weak cup of coffee can become strong.”
– Patrick McDonnell (Mutts)

“If a sentient cup of coffee can find friendship, there’s hope for all of us!”
 Elizabeth Pich (Fun Girl)

“Dan is a wildly creative, funny & prolific comic. I loved this insightful & witty story of a journey that reflects what it means to be human.”
Lou Redmond (Find Your Truth)

“Both touching and delightful, The Book of Joe is sure to make you think twice before treating a cup of coffee thoughtlessly ever, ever again.”
Brad Perri (Pirate Mike)