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Lucy Knisley

Lucy Knisley
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Knisley eating mussels in Paris in 2009
BornLucy Louise Knisley
(1985-01-11) January 11, 1985 (age 34)
New York City, New York, United States
NationalityAmerican
Area(s)Writer, Artist
Notable works
French Milk, Relish
[www.lucyknisley.com]

Lucy Knisley (born January 11, 1985) is an American comic artist and musician. Her work is often autobiographical, and food is a common theme.

Knisley's drawn travel journal French Milk was published through Simon & Schuster in October 2008. It received positive reviews in several publications, such as USA Today[1] and Salon.com.[2] Comics critic Douglas Wolk described it as "a keenly observed letter back home... the pleasure Knisley takes in food and company is infectious."[2]

Knisley holds a BFA ('07) from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. While there, she contributed to and edited the comics section of the school newspaper, FNews.[3] Knisley holds an MFA ('09) from the Center for Cartoon Studies. She was awarded the 2007 Diamond in the Rough scholarship[4] for her CCS application comic, Heart Seed Snow Circuit.

Personal life

Knisley became engaged[5] to her now husband, John Hortsman. They were married in September, 2014.[6]

Knisley gave birth to her and Hortsman's son, given the pseudonym "Pal" by Knisley for privacy reasons, on June 13, 2016.[7][8]

Works

  • French Milk (2008, Simon & Schuster, ISBN 1-4165-7534-0)
  • Relish: My Life in the Kitchen (2013, First Second, ISBN 9781596436237)
  • An Age of License (2014, Fantagraphics, ISBN 9781606997680)
  • Displacement (2015, Fantagraphics, ISBN 9781606998106)
  • Something New (2016, First Second, ISBN 9781626722491)
  • Kid Gloves (2019), First Second, ISBN 9781626728080)

Anthology contributor

Self-published

  • "Make Yourself Happy" (2010)
  • Drawn To You (co-created with Erika Moen, 2009)
  • Pretty Little Book (2009)
  • Radiator Days (2008)
  • Searching For Cassady (2007)
  • Heart Seed Snow Circuit (2007)
  • Mini-comics
    • "Salvaged Parts" (2010)
    • "Paris Journal" (2009)
    • The Fast (2009)
    • French Milk minis (2009)
    • My Addiction (2006)
    • Letters from the Bottom of the Sea (co-created with Hope Larson, 2005)

Albums

  • Comics Tunes By and For Us Comics Goons (compilation, 2007)
  • Pretty/Nerdy (2007)
  • Sweet Violet (2006)

Illustrations

  • Beautiful Cadavers by Liam Jennings (Cover art, 2010)
  • Margaret And The Moon by Dean Robbins (Illustrations, 2017, Knopf Books for Young Readers, ISBN 9780399551857)
  • Love, Penelope by Joanne Rocklin (illustrations, 2018, Amulet Books, ISBN 9781419728617)

References

  1. ^ Whitney Matheson. "Cool Book Alert: 'French Milk'". USA Today. Posted 2008-11-07. Retrieved 2009-10-03.
  2. ^ a b Douglas Wolk. "Graphic Appeal". Salon. Posted 2007-12-17. Retrieved 2009-10-03.
  3. ^ "Comics by Lucy Knisley". FNewsmagazine. Retrieved March 16, 2018.
  4. ^ Caroline Ewing. "Alumni Round-up". F Newsmagazine. April 2007. Retrieved 2009-10-03.
  5. ^ "A Light That Never Goes Out". Lucy Knisley. Retrieved 2018-03-16.
  6. ^ "Lucy Knisley, John Horstman". The New York Times. September 14, 2014. Retrieved March 16, 2018.
  7. ^ "Lucy Knisley on Instagram: "No photos! In a (possibly futile) attempt at keeping the baby's online privacy a little, well, private, I've been contemplating an online…"". Instagram. Retrieved 2018-03-16.
  8. ^ "FAQ". Lucy Knisley. Retrieved 2018-03-16.

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