the wonderful lucy knisley

Good day to you all.

Yesterday, the wonderful A Cup Of Jo introduced us to Lucy Knisley. Do you know her? You should!

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“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.

Her second book, Relish, from First Second Books, is about growing up in the food industry.

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.

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.”

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French Milk

During winter break of her senior year of college, cartoonist Lucy Knisley and her mother embarked on a six-week adventure in Paris to celebrate milestone birthdays: Lucy’s twenty-second, and her mother’s fiftieth, each angst-inducing for their own reasons. Staying in a small rented apartment with plenty of quirks in the fifth arrondissement, they surprise themselves by falling into their new surroundings with an unexpected ease, content filling their days with visits to the market, cafe, and museums. French Milk tells the story of it all through Lucy’s illustrations and photos. Filled with gorgeously charming drawings and photos of the sights, smells, and tastes of the City of Light, French Milk will make anyone pine for a tall glass of it – with a fondant, of course.

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Relish

“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 book 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.”

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We love this idea and think Lucy’s work is very cool indeed!

handsome and pretty

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