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Lucy Knisley
Lucy Knisley is an illustrator, comic artist and author. I'll bet you're wondering how to pronounce her name (the K is silent).Lucy is a graduate of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she went to study painting, and ended up making comics. She then studied at the Center for Cartoon... show more

Lucy Knisley is an illustrator, comic artist and author. I'll bet you're wondering how to pronounce her name (the K is silent).Lucy is a graduate of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she went to study painting, and ended up making comics. She then studied at the Center for Cartoon Studies, where she received a scholarship to pursue her MFA (completed in June, 2009).Beginning with a love for Archie comics, Tintin and Calvin and Hobbes, she has been making comics in some form or another since she could hold a pencil.She lives in Chicago, where she makes comics, does freelance illustration, and teaches the occasional comics workshop. Check out her blog and web comic essay series on Lucyknisley.com!Her Books:French Milk, from Touchstone Publishing, is a drawn journal about living (and eating) in Paris with her mother. (From Touchstone Publishing from Simon and Schuster), August of 2008.Relish, from First Second Books, is about growing up in the food industry. (First Second Books, April 2013.) It won an Alex Award from the American Librarian Association, was a NYT and Amazon bestseller, and a Goodreads top graphic novel of 2013.An Age of License and Displacement are paired travelogues about youth and family, coming out this year (Fantagraphics Books, 2014).She continues to work away on two more graphic novels, and is excited to bring more comics to share with readers.
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Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality!
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality! rated it 4 years ago
Audience: Middle Grade Format: Ebook/Library Copy Things I miss about the city: - second panel This is a cute story about a girl whose mom moved her from the city to a farm in the country. Jen doesn't like the farm and doesn't want to take care of chickens. She misses her dad who is still in ...
My Never Ending List
My Never Ending List rated it 5 years ago
This was not what I expected. When I thumbed through it and read the synopsis, I expected something like a graphic novel, a novel and journal rolled into one. Yet, that isn’t what I read. The book started out fine but after a while I lost interest. It was the great illustrations that kept me turning...
Books for Future K-6 Students
Books for Future K-6 Students rated it 6 years ago
Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley is a level Z on the Fountas and Pinnell reading level scale. Relish: My Life in the Kitchen is about Lucy Knisley’s love for food. She is the daughter of a chef and the book talks about specific memories she had while growing up that started her love of...
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it 8 years ago
One of the great perks of being a successfully published author is the publicity tour. For some this is hell, for others it is a delight, for Knisley, it's all that and a tasty experience. Knisley relates her adventures on tour in Europe. I'm never going to be a foody, but I enjoy her enjoyment of...
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it 8 years ago
Just because I have virtually no sense of smell, or taste, (and am unable to cook worth a damn because seasoning is a mystery: "to taste"!?!? What, my taste? That's either way too much salt or way too much sugar for normal people) and am absolutely not a foodie, I do enjoy reading about other people...
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