Lucy is an illustrator, comic artist and author. Occasionally she is a puppeteer, ukulele player and food/travel writer.
Her first published book, French Milk, is a drawn journal about living (and eating) in Paris with her mother. (From Touchstone Publishing from Simon and Schuster), August of 2008.
Her second book, Relish, from First Second Books, is about growing up in the food industry. (First Second Books, April 2013.)
Miss Knisley (the K is silent) 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 New York, where she makes comics, does freelance illustration, and teaches the occasional comics workshop.
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.
© 2013 Lucy Knisley