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An Age of License

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Acclaimed cartoonist Lucy Knisley (French MilkRelish) got an opportunity that most only dream of: a travel-expenses-paid trip to Europe and 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 crêpes: 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.

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Pages:
196
Colors:
black & white w/color
Format:
Softcover
Dimensions:
5.5" x 7.5"
ISBN-13:
978-1-60699-768-0
Year:
2014

“Knisley continues to own the travelogue/graphic novel genre by bringing her characteristic humor and heart to this memoir of a summer in Europe.  … The title comes from the French l’age licence  the freedom to explore, experiment, and feel joy, all feelings beautifully captured here.— Publishers Weekly

Philosophical and beautifully-rendered (as always), An Age of License presents a portrait of natural growth that remains intelligently inconclusive.” — Paste Magazine

“Lucy Knisley is one of the standout artist-writers of her generation, her storytelling assured and inviting. Her third book, An Age of License, picks up the themes of her first two books with increased sophistication.  Further work from her pen can only enhance her fine reputation as an artist whose growth and exploits we delight to share.”— Barnes & Noble

“Knisley is a good artist and entertaining storyteller, and her rather typical tale rises well above the mundane.” — Miami Herald

“The undertone [of An Age of License] is about learning to embrace periods of change to better understand the person you want to be.  Knisley’s borderless pages and personal insights give the feeling of paging through someone’s drawn diary, and her delicate linework is lovely.”  Wisconsin State Journal

“The cleverness here is how swiftly Knisley communicates everything  So much delivered so swiftly, so easily, Knisley’s chronicles always steering clear of both the sickeningly saccharin sweet and the angst-ridden. It nestles quite naturally in between, as light and as serious, as sad and as funny as real life often is.” — Forbidden Planet International

   
Acclaimed cartoonist Lucy Knisley (French MilkRelish) got an opportunity that most only dream of: a travel-expenses-paid trip to Europe and 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 crêpes: 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.

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