Single after a long relationship, Lucy uses a book tour as a launching point for a trip to explore and experience. Her adventures, including delicious foods and even romance, are beautifully captured in this graphic memoir.
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.