Stories tagged Lucy Knisley

New release: WOE, A Housecat’s Story of Despair by alum Lucy Knisley ‘09

Congratulations to Lucy Knisley ’09 on the release of what Kirkus Reviews calls an “an amusing, heartfelt, and bittersweet read that will resonate deeply with pet lovers”!

“WOE is a beautiful tribute….will be enjoyed by not only cat enthusiasts but also by ­readers who enjoy memoir comics with a bit of humor.” —School Library Journal

Cat lovers and fans of the hilarious Linney the Cat webcomic will be especially happy to hear that WOE: A Housecat’s Story of Despair releases 7/2 by Random House Graphic. You can pre-oder the comic collection now!

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Tags: CCS Alum, Kirkus Review, Lucy Knisley, Random House Graphic, WOE

Stepping Stones by Lucy Knisley ′09

Lucy Knisley ′09, a champion of the autobio genre, has been branching out in the last year releases like her children’s picture book, You Are New (Chronicle Books). And with Stepping Stones, from Random House Graphic, she is fully stepping into the fictional realm. As Lucy puts it in an interview with Shelf Awareness, ” The fact that the main character is a ginger girl who reads comics and doesn’t like snakes and is bad at math is all coincidental!” The story is inspired from her own childhood in an amazing journey of unlikely friends, sisters, and home. This is the first in a trilogy, Peapod Farm.

Head over to The Hollywood Reporter to read an interview with Lucy: “The cartoonist behind ‘Relish’ talks comics, parenting, quarantine and more.” by Graeme McMillan.

Tags: Chronicle Books, Graphic Novel, Lucy Knisley, new book, Random House Graphics, Stepping Stones, You Are New

Lucy Knisley Brings Us Antiracist Cats

Lucy Knisley ’09 has created a collection of cats to help fight against racism. She has a variety of items for sale, with proceeds going to different organizations. She sold the line art and watercolor art on Ebay, with sales going to The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.

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CCS Alum in the 2020 Eisners

Congratulations to all Eisner Award nominees! Good luck to Emma Hunsinger ’20, Lucy Knisley ’09, and Tillie Walden ’16 who have all been nominated for Eisner Awards. Despite the cancellation of comic conventions this year, the Eisner Award nominees were recently announced, so all you comic professionals need to get in there and vote for your favorites at All professionals in the comic book industry are eligible to vote by June 18, and results will be announced in July.

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Tags: Are You Listening, Eisner nominees, Emma Hunsinger, How To Draw A Horse, Kid Gloves, Lucy Knisley, Tillie Walden

Students From Small Cartooning School Find Outsized Success

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VT – Far from the large cities and cultural centers, a school with less than 40 students in rural Vermont is leaving its mark in a big way. Established in 2005, The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) can point to both current students and graduates experiencing the type of success that creators dream about.

Most recently Emma Hunsinger ’20 had a ten-page comic in The New Yorker (12/30/19 issue). Originally appearing online, “How to Draw a Horse” began as a non-fiction class assignment. Lucy Knisley’s ’09 most recent children’s book You Are New (Chronicle Books) was named a Top 25 Children’s Books of 2019 by The New York Times. Widely considered one of the most outstanding cartoonists of her generation, Tillie Walden ’16 most recently published Are You Listening (First Second), her third major graphic novel since graduating from CCS. Her first graphic novel, the Eisner award-winning memoir Spinning, began as her CCS thesis project.

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Tags: Emma Hunsigner, I'm Not Okay With This, Lucy Knisley, MFA in Cartooning, MFA in Comics, Sasha Velour, Self-publishing, Smoke and Mirrors, You Are New

Noisemakers Anthology with Lucy Knisley ′09 and Sophie Goldstein ′13

Cover of Noisemakers: 25 Women Who Raised Their Voices and Changed the World, from Kazoo

Kazoo has released Noisemakers: 25 Women Who Raised Their Voices and Changed the World, an anthology of women throughout history, including stories by Lucy Knisley ′09 and Sophie Goldstein ′13. From the creators of the award-winning Kazoo magazine—the quarterly, indie print magazine for girls, ages 5 to 12—comes a look at the lives of 25 extraordinary women through the eyes of 25 extraordinary comic artists. In 25 distinct styles from some of the most exciting comic artists, Noisemakers is for everyone who is not afraid to use their voice and for those who could use a little boost.

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Tags: AdHouse, An Embarrassment of Witches, Anthology, Fantagraphics, First Second, House of Women, in stores now, Kazoo, Kid Gloves, Lucy Knisley, Noisemakers, Relish, Sophie Goldstein, The Oven

“You Are New” by Lucy Knisley ′09 a New York Times Best Children’s Book of 2019

The New York Times has released its top 25 children’s books of 2019, and You Are New (Chronicle Books) by Lucy Knisley ′09 has been selected. The list includes other great cartoonists such as Dylan Meconis for Queen of the Sea (Walker Books), Sara Varon for Hold Hands (First Second), Raina Telgemeier for Guts (Scholastic), and Ryan Andrews for This Was Our Pact (First Second).

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Tags: Book of the year, CCS Alum, Chronicle Books, Dylan Meconis, First Second, Guts, Hold Hands, Lucy Knisley, New York Times, Queen of the Sea, Raina Telgemeier, Relish, Ryan Andrews, Sara Varon, Scholastic, This Was Our Pact, Walker Books, You Are New

Lucy Knisley for a CHIRBy

Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos by Lucy Knisley ’09 (First Second) made it onto the shortlist for this year’s Chicago Review of Books (CHIRBy) Award for Nonfiction (in partnership with Story Studio) will recognize the best creative nonfiction books published by Chicago-based writers. The winners in each category will be announced at a ceremony on December 6th at Ravenswood Events Center in Chicago.

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Tags: Chicago Book Review, CHIRBy, First Second, Kid Gloves, Lucy Knisley, New York Times Bestseller, Relish

Lucy Knisley is a Goodreads Nominee

The Goodreads Choice Awards have selected a shortlist and the first round of voting has completed. It is time to jump on the second round. This award is the only major book awards chosen 100 percent by readers. The semi-final round runs from Nov. 12 to Nov. 17, then a third and final round of voting featuring the top 10 books from each category runs from Nov. 19 to Dec. 2. Winners will be announced Dec. 10.

Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos by Lucy Knisley ’09 (First Second) has made it through to the second round in the Graphic Novel section. Her latest is already a New York Times bestseller. Lucy is the creator of many memoir graphic novels, covering her history with food, her wedding, and most recently, her pregnancy and giving birth. Her food memoir, Relish, was also a New York Times bestseller! Good luck, Lucy!

Cover of Kid Gloves by Lucy Knisley

Tags: First Second, Goodreads Choice Award, Kid Gloves, Lucy Knisley, New York Times Bestseller, Relish

CCS faculty and grads in the Harvey Awards

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Nominees for the 2019 Harvey Awards have been announced and there are a lot of great books from CCS grads on the list. Anyone working in the comics industry can vote until September 10 (though you must apply first). The winners will be announced at New York Comic-Con on October 4.

Cover of Berlin by Jason Lutes

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Tags: Avery Hill Publishing, awards, Berlin, Drawn and Quarterly, Eleri Harris, First Second, Graphic Novel, Harvey Awards, Jason Lutes, Kid Gloves, Lucy Knisley, Matt Bors, New York Comic-Con, nominees, On A Sunbeam, Sophie Yanow, The Contradictions, The Nib, Tillie Walden