Lucy Knisley

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Lucy Knisley
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Knisley eating mussels in Paris in 2009
Born Lucy Louise Knisley
(1985-01-11) January 11, 1985 (age 32)
New York City, New York, United States
Nationality American
Area(s) Writer, Artist
Notable works
French Milk, Relish

Lucy Knisley (born January 11, 1985) is an American comic artist and musician. Her work is often autobiographical, and food is a common theme.

Knisley's drawn travel journal French Milk was published through Simon & Schuster in October 2008. It received positive reviews in several publications, such as USA Today[1] and[2] Comics critic Douglas Wolk described it as "a keenly observed letter back home... the pleasure Knisley takes in food and company is infectious."[2]

Knisley holds a BFA ('07) from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. While there, she contributed to and edited the comics section of the school newspaper, FNews. Knisley holds an MFA ('09) from the Center for Cartoon Studies. She was awarded the 2007 Diamond in the Rough scholarship[3] for her CCS application comic, Heart Seed Snow Circuit.

Personal life[edit]

Knisley became engaged[4] to her now husband, John Hortsman. They were married in September, 2014.

Knisley gave birth to her and Hortsman's son, given the pseudonym "Pal" by Knisley for privacy reasons, on June 13, 2016.[5]


Anthology contributor[edit]


  • "Make Yourself Happy" (2010)
  • Drawn To You (co-created with Erika Moen, 2009)
  • Pretty Little Book (2009)
  • Radiator Days (2008)
  • Searching For Cassady (2007)
  • Heart Seed Snow Circuit (2007)
  • Mini-comics
    • "Salvaged Parts" (2010)
    • "Paris Journal" (2009)
    • The Fast (2009)
    • French Milk minis (2009)
    • My Addiction (2006)
    • Letters from the Bottom of the Sea (co-created with Hope Larson, 2005)


  • Comics Tunes By and For Us Comics Goons (compilation, 2007)
  • Pretty/Nerdy (2007)
  • Sweet Violet (2006)


  • Beautiful Cadavers by Liam Jennings (Cover art, 2010)


  1. ^ Whitney Matheson. "Cool Book Alert: 'French Milk'". USA Today. Posted 2008-11-07. Retrieved 2009-10-03.
  2. ^ a b Douglas Wolk. "Graphic Appeal". Salon. Posted 2007-12-17. Retrieved 2009-10-03.
  3. ^ Caroline Ewing. "Alumni Round-up". F Newsmagazine. April 2007. Retrieved 2009-10-03.
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ [2]

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