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.
Dan Nott ‘18 is the lead cartoonist on This Is What Democracy Looks Like, a graphic guide to governance. Now on Kickstarter, The Center for Cartoon Studies is working with The Mikva Challenge, a non-partisan non-profit organization working toward a stronger, inclusive democracy, to connect to classrooms. CCS instructors will visit schools to give away comics and work with teachers to help students gain a deeper understanding of their government.