About Lucy

Upcoming Appearances

CAKE comics fest Chicago, June 1/2, 2014

San Diego Comic Con, July 24-28th, 2014

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.

During her years at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, she edited and contributed to the comics section of FNews Magazine, where she won the ICPA award for Excellence in Illinois College Newspapers (for exceptional cartoon or comic strip), and was a finalist in the Scripps Howard Foundation's Charles M. Schulz College Cartoonist Award.

She likes books, sewing, bicycles, food you can eat with a spoon, ornery cats, art you can climb on, manatees, nice pens, costumes, baking, television, cheese and Oscar Wilde.

She occasionally writes in the third-person.

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 here 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 make more comics to share with readers.

For professional queries, you can contact her very nice literary agent:

Holly Bemiss
The Susan Rabiner Literary Agency
www.rabinerlit.com, [email protected]

For appearance queries, you can contact her very nice publicist:

Gina Gagliano
Macmillan Books
[email protected]