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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.

Author/Artist: Lucy Knisley
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
Page Count: 208pp
Size: 5.5 x 7.5
Notes: softcover, color
Date of Publication: September 9, 2014
ISBN: 978-1606997680