Author Reading: Lucy Knisley, DISPLACEMENT and AN AGE OF LICENSE

Come celebrate
not one but two new books from local author Lucy Knisley. In Displacement--part
graphic memoir, part travelogue, and part family history--Lucy takes a cruise
with her 90-year-old grandparents, trying to connect with them while also
attempting to reconcile their younger and older selves. She is aided in her quest
by her grandfather’s WWII memoir, which is excerpted. Knisley’s frustration,
fears, and compassion are all vividly evoked as she contemplates mortality and
copes with the stress of travel complicated by her grandparents’ frailty. 
In An Age of License, Lucy gets an opportunity that most only dream of: a
travel-expenses-paid trip to northern Europe. In this travel memoir, she
recounts her charming (and romantic) adventures, but also her anxiety-ridden
self-inquiries about traveling alone. Lucy Knisley is an ALA Alex Award-winning
cartoonist and occasional puppeteer, ukulele player, and food and travel writer
living in New York City. She is a graduate of the School of the Art Institute
of Chicago and Center for Cartoon Studies. She is the author of French Milk and Relish among other graphic novels and mini-comics.

Event date: 
Friday, March 20, 2015 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
5233 N. Clark St.
60640-2122 Chicago
An Age Of License By Lucy Knisley Cover Image
ISBN: 9781606997680
Published: Fantagraphics - September 22nd, 2014

Displacement By Lucy Knisley Cover Image
ISBN: 9781606998106
Published: Fantagraphics - February 8th, 2015