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About 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 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!
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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Jen is just getting used to her life on Peapod Farm with her new stepsisters, Andy and Reese. But when the school year starts, there are even more changes in store for her. Jen has to navigate new friends and new challenges--but at least she'll have Andy with her, right? As she starts the sixth grade, she finds that her stepsister seems way more interested in crushes and boys than hanging out with her, while Jen wants to know when the world decided boys and girls couldn't be "just friends" anymore.
Jen's story continues in the standout sequel to Stepping Stones that captures everything awesome (and scary) about growing up.
Jen is used to not getting what she wants. So suddenly moving the country and getting new stepsisters shouldn't be too much of a surprise.
Jen did not want to leave the city. She did not want to move to a farm with her mom and her mom's new boyfriend, Walter. She did not want to leave her friends and her dad.
Most of all, Jen did not want to get new "sisters," Andy and Reese.
As if learning new chores on Peapod Farm wasn't hard enough, having to deal with perfect-at-everything Andy might be the last straw for Jen. Besides cleaning the chicken coop, trying to keep up with the customers at the local farmers' market, and missing her old life, Jen has to deal with her own insecurities about this new family . . . and where she fits in.
New York Times bestselling author Lucy Knisley brings to life a story inspired from her own childhood in an amazing journey of unlikely friends, sisters, and home.
"Funny, sweet, and real." -Jennifer & Matthew Holm, co-creators of the bestselling Babymouse series
"This book is gorgeous. Highly recommended." -Kristen Gudsnuk, creator of Making Friends
In 2010, Lucy and her long-term boyfriend John broke up. Three long, lonely years later, John returned to New York, walked into Lucy's apartment, and proposed.
This is not that story. It is the story of what came after: The Wedding.
DIY maven Lucy Knisley was fascinated by American wedding culture . . . but also sort of horrified by it. So she set out to plan and execute the adorable DIY wedding to end all adorable DIY weddings. And she succeeded. This graphic novel, Something New--clocking in at almost 300 pages of humor, despair, and eternal love--is the story of how Lucy built a barn, invented a whole new kind of photo booth, and managed to turn an outdoor wedding on a rainy day into a joyous (though muddy) triumph.
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. Each chapter is bookended with an illustrated recipe—many of them treasured family dishes, and a few of them Lucy's original inventions.
A welcome read for anyone who ever felt more passion for a sandwich than is strictly speaking proper, Relish is a graphic novel for our time: it invites the reader to celebrate food as a connection to our bodies and a connection to the earth, rather than an enemy, a compulsion, or a consumer product.
A Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book of 2013
An NPR Best Book of 2013
A New York Times bestseller
If you work hard enough, if you want it enough, if you’re smart and talented and “good enough,” you can do anything.
Except get pregnant.
Her whole life, Lucy Knisley wanted to be a mother. But when it was finally the perfect time, conceiving turned out to be harder than anything she’d ever attempted. Fertility problems were followed by miscarriages, and her eventual successful pregnancy plagued by health issues, up to a dramatic, near-death experience during labor and delivery.
This moving, hilarious, and surprisingly informative memoir, Kid Gloves, not only follows Lucy’s personal transition into motherhood but also illustrates the history and science of reproductive health from all angles, including curious facts and inspiring (and notorious) figures in medicine and midwifery. Whether you’ve got kids, want them, or want nothing to do with them, there’s something in this graphic memoir to open your mind and heart.
The women of Marvel! The Invisible Woman, Storm, She-Hulk - all are powerful Marvel women that can go toe-to-toe with any man. And while they all appear in GIRL COMICS, the focus isn't on them - it's on the incredible women behind the scenes. GIRL COMICS is Marvel's first-ever series made completely by female creators. From the writers and artists to the letterers and editors, a woman's hands crafted every piece of this volume - showing that not only does Marvel have the best female characters but the best creators as well. Featuring the work of Ann Nocenti, Jill Thompson, Colleen Coover, Amanda Conner, Lea Hernandez, Carla Speed McNeil and more, Girl Comics offers up a heaping helping of comics in the Mighty Marvel Manner
An irresistable and hilarious collection of New York Times bestselling author Lucy Knisley's cartoons about new motherhood.
Lucy Knisley is one of the great memoirists of the graphic novel format. Following the completion of her pregnancy memoir Kid Gloves (and the birth of her baby), Lucy embarked on a new project: documenting new motherhood in short, spontaneous little cartoons, which she posted on her Instagram, and which quickly gained her a huge cult following among other moms.
The best of those wildly popular little cartoons are collected in this adorable gift book, Go to Sleep (I Miss You), a perfect read for expecting parents, new parents, and anyone who loves funny, relatable comics storytelling.
L’autrice raconte ici ses attentes et son parcours parfois difficile de future mère, avec la douleur d’une fausse couche, ainsi que son évolution personnelle, celle de son compagnon et de leurs proches au cours de ces 9 mois de grossesse entre drame et joie.
Dans ce récit intime, sincère et très documenté, l’autrice confie ses doutes et ses espoirs tout en proposant des observations pratiques. C’est aussi toute la dimension culturelle de la grossesse qu’interroge le témoignage de Lucy Knisley, des superstitions les plus absurdes jusqu’à certaines idées reçues qui perdurent encore, souvent dans le but de dominer autant que possible le corps des femmes.
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