Schappi! Anna Haifisch's latest work collects five short pieces, three of which had previously appeared in English ("A Proud Race" in Now #3, "The Hall of Bright Carvings" Kramers Ergot #10 and "Mouseglass" as a standalone risograph from Perfectly Acceptable Press. "Fuji-San" and "Letter to Weasel" appear here in English for the first time. Her trademark style is in full effect here. Minimal outline drawings, bold swathes of solid color and limited palette define each of the five stories: red & yellow; red, yellow & green; red & purple; purple; red, yellow & purple. The humorous undertone of The Artist books has attenuated here, morphing more into melancholy, as humans are largely displaced by anthropomorphic animals. That said, the work collected here is Haifisch's strongest to date and clearly demonstrates her ongoing maturation as an artist, with the standout being "Mouseglass", which provides an intriguing look at post-colonialism through the lens provided by Babar the Elephant; at least for those readers old enough to have been exposed to the Jean de Brunhoff series (continued for years by his son, Laurent).