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Lucy Knisley


Lucy Knisley

Lucy is an illustrator, comic artist and author. Occasionally she is a puppeteer, ukulele player and food/travel writer. Her first published book, FRENCH MILK, is a drawn journal about living (and eating) in Paris with her mother. Her second book, RELISH, is about growing up in the food industry. Knisley  is a graduate of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she went to study painting, and ended up making comics.

Lucy Knisley

Books by Lucy Knisley

by Lucy Knisley - Food, Graphic Novel, Nonfiction

Lucy Knisley loves food. The daughter of a chef and a gourmet, this talented young cartoonist comes by her obsession honestly. In her forthright, thoughtful, and funny memoir, Lucy traces key episodes in her life thus far, framed by what she was eating at the time and lessons learned about food, cooking, and life.

by Lucy Knisley

Acclaimed cartoonist Lucy Knisley got an opportunity that most only dream of: a travel-expenses-paid trip to Europe and Scandinavia, thanks to a book tour. AN AGE OF LICENSE  is Knisley's comics travel memoir recounting her charming (and romantic!) adventures. It’s punctuated by whimsical visual devices (such as a "new experiences" funnel); peppered with the cute cats she meets along the way; and, of course, features her hallmark --- drawings and descriptions of food that will make your mouth water. But it’s not all kittens and raclette crêpes: Knisley's experiences are colored by anxieties, introspective self-inquiries, and quotidian revelations --- about traveling alone in unfamiliar countries, and about her life and career — that many young adults will relate to.