An Age of License (Paperback)

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Poignant, quirky, silly, beautiful - just a few words that can be used to describe this lovely, wonderful book. Knisley's graphic travelogue is an interesting account of her travels around Europe, but also a thoughtful portrait of a woman in transition - uncertain about love, life, work - and looking for some sign for the future. I loved reading this so so much! --Molly

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Acclaimed cartoonist Lucy Knisley (French Milk, Relish) got an opportunity that most only dream of: a travel-expenses-paid trip to Europe/Scandinavia, thanks to a book tour. An Age of License is Knisley's comics travel memoir recounting her charming (and romantic ) adventures. It's punctuated by whimsical visual devices (such as a new experiences funnel); peppered with the cute cats she meets along the way; and, of course, features her hallmark drawings and descriptions of food that will make your mouth water. But it's not all kittens and raclette crepes: Knisley's experiences are colored by anxieties, introspective self-inquiries, and quotidian revelations about traveling alone in unfamiliar countries, and about her life and career that many young adults will relate to. An Age of License which takes its name from a French saying is an Eat, Pray, Love for the alternative comics fan.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781606997680
ISBN-10: 1606997688
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
Publication Date: September 22nd, 2014
Pages: 189
Language: English