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Lucy Knisley is appearing at her first big event since the debut at SDCC and her book release! Starting Friday, September 26th at 7pm at Challengers Lucy will be signing and customizing your copy of her newest book from us, An Age of License. This travelogue follows recounts the artist’s charming (and romantic!) adventures on a book tour in Europe. The comic store has even gone to the kitchen to whip up some of her sweet and savory treats found in a previous graphic novel, RelishGet there early before the books sells out or else we highly suspect you’ll have to fight crowds, zombies and possible commit a misdemeanor.

Come see me!

DID YOU KNOW my new book is out??? It’s out! It’s also pretty, with a spot gloss cover and color illustrations in the interior! It’s the first of a two-part travelogue series from Fantagraphics, and I’m pleased as punch to present it to you guys!
My brain stopped being able to focus on work while my wedding was looming, so I don’t have many signings scheduled yet, but I do have one here in Chicago this friday: Challengers Comics is throwing an “Age of License” party! I’ll be there to chat and sign and eat food, and you should come and hang out. And check out this book! It’s a travelogue about the freedom and adventure that accompanies the confusion and loneliness of your twenties. Plus wine! 
And stay tuned for the next book, “Displacement,” exploring the flip side of that coin; Family and responsibility and aging aboard a gigantic boat.

DID YOU KNOW my new book is out??? It’s out! It’s also pretty, with a spot gloss cover and color illustrations in the interior! It’s the first of a two-part travelogue series from Fantagraphics, and I’m pleased as punch to present it to you guys!

My brain stopped being able to focus on work while my wedding was looming, so I don’t have many signings scheduled yet, but I do have one here in Chicago this friday: Challengers Comics is throwing an “Age of License” party! I’ll be there to chat and sign and eat food, and you should come and hang out. And check out this book! It’s a travelogue about the freedom and adventure that accompanies the confusion and loneliness of your twenties. Plus wine! 

And stay tuned for the next book, “Displacement,” exploring the flip side of that coin; Family and responsibility and aging aboard a gigantic boat.

Hey friends!

A looooong time ago (maybe five years?), I made these posters. I did it because I teach comics workshops to kids and adults, and one of my assignments for my students is to translate their favorite plot into sequential images to tell a story, using limited text in order to convey the points of the narrative using their drawings. I wanted to make an example for my students of how this can be done on a large scale, and I wanted to honor the books I had grown up with. 

The posters were a big hit with all save for Warner Bros, who as we know are mighty and powerful and own a lot of rights to the Harry Potter franchise. They were not cool with the sale of these, so I didn’t sell them. Legal parody rights aside, I like to be respectful when people (even major corporations) protect their creative rights, so while I’m happy that these are shared and liked around the internet to this day, I’m not trying to make a buck from them.

So sometime last month, in the midst of my getting married and taking a premarital break from being in the studio, these things caught an internet updraft again and went back to being on the radar. I returned from my wedding to quite a lot of emails and tweets requesting (or demanding) that I sell or distribute these pieces as prints that people can hang on their walls. I love and appreciate the kind words of fans who wrote me, but I’m not going to print them for sale, for the reasons I stated above.

I ask that if you enjoyed the posters, support my future work by buying one of my books, or getting one from your library! I have lots to choose from, and you can warm your cockles knowing that you’re supporting a working artist and a fellow fan such as yourself, while hopefully getting to read some comics you enjoy. Thank you!

**Occasionally I will still print these posters to give out as prizes or for free with a book purchase at a convention where I’m appearing. Ask me about them at a show, if you’re interested! I go to many throughout the year. Follow me to find out where I’ll be next!**

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Just arrived and shipping now from our mail-order department:
An Age of Licenseby Lucy Knisley
196-page black & white/color 5.5” x 7.5” softcover • $19.99ISBN: 978-1-60699-768-0
See Previews / Order Now
Acclaimed cartoonist Lucy Knisley (French Milk, Relish) 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. An Age of License — which takes its name from a French saying — is an Eat, Pray, Love for the alternative comics fan.

Hey everybody! Want a new book by me?

fantagraphics:

Just arrived and shipping now from our mail-order department:

An Age of License
by Lucy Knisley

196-page black & white/color 5.5” x 7.5” softcover • $19.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-768-0

See Previews / Order Now

Acclaimed cartoonist Lucy Knisley (French Milk, Relish) 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. An Age of License — which takes its name from a French saying — is an Eat, Pray, Love for the alternative comics fan.

Hey everybody! Want a new book by me?

I’m headed East tomorrow to prepare for this thing that’s happening in 3.5 weeks. A lot is going on in the world that is freaking me out; militarized police clashing with citizens over racially motivated murder, the tragic death of a beloved comedy icon… EBOLA. But also I am doing this matrimony thing and that is mostly fab but kinda stressful and boy if I have no idea how anything will turn out, so I am channelling a very special guide to chaos to get me through!

I’m headed East tomorrow to prepare for this thing that’s happening in 3.5 weeks. A lot is going on in the world that is freaking me out; militarized police clashing with citizens over racially motivated murder, the tragic death of a beloved comedy icon… EBOLA. But also I am doing this matrimony thing and that is mostly fab but kinda stressful and boy if I have no idea how anything will turn out, so I am channelling a very special guide to chaos to get me through!

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"Knisley’s candid storytelling, deadpan humor, and clear-line storytelling make the book entirely accessible… like a giant bowl of spaghetti carbonara or a tower of huevos rancheros (recipes included) this is a book that teenagers and parents will savor in equal measure." – Publishers Weekly

Praise for Knisley’s previous book, Relish

"Relish possesses a poetic intensity and brevity that leaves the reader touched and haunted by life’s subtlest moments. Relish is by turns inspiring, witty, melancholy, surprising, and hilarious — in every sense a work of art." – Boston Globe

"Thoroughly winning… There’s a real sense of joy to Relish.” – The A.V. Club

An Age of License
by Lucy Knisley

196-page black & white/color 5.5” x 7.5” hardcover • $19.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-768-0

Due to arrive in about 2-4 weeks. Click the thumbnails for larger versions; get more info, see more previews and pre-order your copy here:

http://www.fantagraphics.com/ageoflicense

Soooon.