2011: Grant gave Reeves a guide referred to as “Ode to Happiness.”
The artist revealed in a 2020 interview with Self-importance Honest that her closeness with Reeves started after she gifted him the guide over a decade in the past.
“The guide was made as a shock, by me, for Keanu, as a non-public present. All our mates sitting within the room obtained the giggles after I gave it to him — they mentioned, ‘Please publish it!’ In order that’s how we obtained into publishing,” Grant defined within the 2020 interview.
In response to Self-importance Honest, “Ode to Happiness” is “a playful information to climbing out of despair” that mixes textual content by Reeves with drawings by Grant. They later adopted it up with a sequel, referred to as “Shadows.”
As Grant revealed, she and Reeves have been impressed by their collaboration to open a publishing home (X Artists’ Books) collectively, and subsequently grew nearer.