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.

“My cemetery is in Key Biscane. It’s one of the prettiest in the world. Lovely trees, the sky is blue, the birds… The one in Los Copa is really shit. What a pain in the ass you are. It’s true- you’re not young and you’re not new and you do make people laugh. And me? I’m still with you because you make me laugh. So you know what I’ve got to do? I’ve got to sell my plot in Key Biscane so I can get one next to you in that shithole, Los Copa, so I never miss a laugh.”

My cemetery is in Key Biscane. It’s one of the prettiest in the world. Lovely trees, the sky is blue, the birds… The one in Los Copa is really shit. What a pain in the ass you are. It’s true- you’re not young and you’re not new and you do make people laugh. And me? I’m still with you because you make me laugh. So you know what I’ve got to do? I’ve got to sell my plot in Key Biscane so I can get one next to you in that shithole, Los Copa, so I never miss a laugh.”

“We need women’s bodies in our stories, having sex and getting our periods and eating food and doing whatever bodies do, so that the things our bodies do are normalized and present — so that boys don’t grow up thinking women are gross or whores or pigs or any other horrible epithet.” —Lucy Knisley

Some ladies said some really fascinating things about presenting female bodies in comics! I am so proud to be among these artists.

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fantagraphics:

An Age of License
by Lucy Knisley

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

Ships in: September 2014 (subject to change) — Pre-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.

Ooh virtual book fondle! New book new book!

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At Comic-Con last week, we completely sold out of our booth copies of Lucy Knisley's upcoming travellogue, An Age of License! For those of you who weren’t able to snag a copy then, here is a peek inside Knisley’s latest memoir. More photos and video to come soon, and the book is due to land on bookstore shelves and at our warehouse in September.

Until then, grab a croissant, sip an espresso, and keep your eyes peeled for further updates on the Flog! An Age of License is also on presale, so you can reserve your copy now.

Ooh, sneaky peek! Hm. This book seems to be full of food and cats and lanky boys. 

Also, it has a starred review on Publisher’s Weekly!