Lucy Knisley Makes a Return to Travelogues with “An Age of License”

Lucy Knisley Makes a Return to Travelogues with “An Age of License”

Recently the wonderful folks at Fantagraphics Books asked if I’d be interested in reviewing a few of their titles, one of which was Lucy Knisley’s latest work, An Age of License.  As a longtime fan of Knisley’s webcomics, self-published books, and her recent best-selling food memoir Relish, I naturally jumped at the opportunity.

Lucy Knisley is well known for her travelogues.  Her first book, French Milk, published by Simon & Schuster, is in fact a travel journal kept while on a trip to Paris with her mother back in 2007.  Since then, she’s illustrated several accounts, including trips to Florida, Tanzania, Florence, and even a return to Paris, which are available through her website.  An Age of License, however, is her first travelogue published through Fantagraphics, and will be followed next summer by another work titled Displacement.

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