An Age of License (Paperback)

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By Lucy Knisley, Lucy Knisley (Artist)
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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

— From Staff Picks - Molly


Acclaimed cartoonist Lucy Knisley got an opportunity that most only dream of: a travel-expenses-paid trip 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