The title is wholly sarcastic. The Brother’s Karamazov, while a debatable excellent book, was not the happiest tome every written. The main characters may have had moments of joy, but overall this was a cold and dismal life. Ok, so this is my impression and it is a remembered impression from over 25 years ago. I may feel very different about it today. Either way, after drawing this character, the impression of misery was all over his face. However, there was something more as well, a strange and subtle sense of enjoying his misery. Perhaps because his life wasn’t quite as bad as that of others. I think he found some happiness is his relative situations.