An Age of License

Acclaimed cartoonist Lucy Knisley (French MilkRelish) 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. (Fantagraphics Books, 2014)

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"Knisley continues to own the travelogue/graphic novel genre by bringing her characteristic humor and heart to this memoir...Belying her relatively simple but charming cartooning style, Knisley's pages are a cornucopia of information and detail...Her observations are frequently laugh-out-loud funny..."  -Publisher's Weekly