Weeeeeeeeeep! @lucyknisley gave us bridesmaids the MOST AMAZING gift valises that match our dresses!! OMG this is going to be the most beautiful wedding on the planet. 💚💙💚💙 #weddingwknd #bridesmaids #teal #gold
I’m very pleased with the color matching of these. Artbride rides into the fray!
Officially licensed to wed. The day draws near.
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
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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.
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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!
“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.”
23 Female Cartoonists On Drawing Their Bodies -
Let’s get naked!
“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.
I was incredibly lucky to get to go to SDCC as a special guest this year! I had a rad time, and doodled a lot while I was there.
Check out my rambly sketchbook from the week!