Art Heroes Review
Lucy Knisley makes comics, puppets, songs and food. She graduated from the School of the Art institute of Chicago in 2007, where she went to study painting, but wound up making comics. She was the comics editor of the award winning FNews Magazine for two years, and was published in a number of anthologies including (among others) You Ain't No Dancer and I Saw You; A Missed Connections Anthology. Her first book, French Milk is a drawn travel journal about Paris, food, and the bond between mothers and daughters. It was published by Simon and Schuster in 2008. She went on to self-publish a number of collections of work, and to get her MFA from the Center for Cartoon Studies, a tiny comics college in the woods of Vermont.
She now lives in Chicago where she is working on a new book for First Second Publishing, freelancing as an illustrator and comic artist, drawing a series of comic essays published online, and teaching drawing and comics part-time to elementary school kids. Her most recent collection of work is entitled Make Yourself Happy, and is available on her website.