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INTERVIEW: CARTOONIST LUCY KNISLEY TALKS MARRIAGE, FOOD, AND ARTISTIC INSPIRATION
By Patrick A. Reed
Lucy Knisley is a long-time favorite of ours here at ComicsAlliance  – she’s produced an astoundingly diverse body of work that includes travelogue comics, pop-culture commentaries, NSFW sex-positive prints, Harry Potter fan art, Adventure Time stories, and is probably best-known for Relish, her acclaimed “cooking memoir” graphic novel from First Second books.
Last month, First Second announced her next original graphic novel, an autobiographical wedding planning story entitled Something New. While at San Diego Comic-Con last month, we got the chance to sit down with Kinsley and talk about her artistic inspirations, her thoughts on attending the convention, and her recent and upcoming works.


CA: In these books, when you’re trying to tell real-life stories but present them in a compelling way,  to what degree do you actually end up fictionalizing the autobio?

LK: Everything’s edited, of course, but I’m mostly pretty honest. I’m trying not to exaggerate in my work these days.

CA: But do you ever have to, say, combine different people into a single character in order to sharpen the narrative?

LK: Oh, in the high school book that I’m working on, definitely — to try and make it make  more sense. Sometimes I’ll change names to protect the innocent, but I have a very, very understanding fiancé who’s very excited to be featured in my work. So that helps, as we’re basically two of the only characters in the whole story. But when it comes time to write about my mother’s involvement with my wedding planning, that could be a touchy subject…  we’ll see how it goes.

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INTERVIEW: CARTOONIST LUCY KNISLEY TALKS MARRIAGE, FOOD, AND ARTISTIC INSPIRATION

By Patrick A. Reed

Lucy Knisley is a long-time favorite of ours here at ComicsAlliance  – she’s produced an astoundingly diverse body of work that includes travelogue comicspop-culture commentariesNSFW sex-positive printsHarry Potter fan artAdventure Time stories, and is probably best-known for Relish, her acclaimed “cooking memoir” graphic novel from First Second books.

Last month, First Second announced her next original graphic novel, an autobiographical wedding planning story entitled Something New. While at San Diego Comic-Con last month, we got the chance to sit down with Kinsley and talk about her artistic inspirations, her thoughts on attending the convention, and her recent and upcoming works.

CA: In these books, when you’re trying to tell real-life stories but present them in a compelling way,  to what degree do you actually end up fictionalizing the autobio?

LK: Everything’s edited, of course, but I’m mostly pretty honest. I’m trying not to exaggerate in my work these days.

CA: But do you ever have to, say, combine different people into a single character in order to sharpen the narrative?

LK: Oh, in the high school book that I’m working on, definitely — to try and make it make  more sense. Sometimes I’ll change names to protect the innocent, but I have a very, very understanding fiancé who’s very excited to be featured in my work. So that helps, as we’re basically two of the only characters in the whole story. But when it comes time to write about my mother’s involvement with my wedding planning, that could be a touchy subject…  we’ll see how it goes.

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Oh, Lucy.
Here is the finalized cover artwork for the next volume in our Peanuts Every Sunday series, which collects the beloved comic’s full-color Sunday strips, faithfully reproduced to match the original syndicate coloring. Whether you’ve been collecting Charles M. Schulz's work for years, or are introducing a new generation to these iconic characters, Peanuts Every Sunday: 1956-1960 (Vol. 2) is sure to be a treasured addition to any household.
The book has just been made available for pre-order, and we’ll have more previews over the next few months, with an anticipated November 2014 release.

Oh, Lucy.

Here is the finalized cover artwork for the next volume in our Peanuts Every Sunday series, which collects the beloved comic’s full-color Sunday strips, faithfully reproduced to match the original syndicate coloring. Whether you’ve been collecting Charles M. Schulz's work for years, or are introducing a new generation to these iconic characters, Peanuts Every Sunday: 1956-1960 (Vol. 2) is sure to be a treasured addition to any household.

The book has just been made available for pre-order, and we’ll have more previews over the next few months, with an anticipated November 2014 release.

Doctors
by Dash Shaw

Ships in October 2014 (subject to change) — Pre-Order Now

96-page full color 6” x 8” softcover • $16.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-803-8

This new graphic novel from acclaimed cartoonist Dash Shaw (Bottomless Belly Button, BodyWorld, New School) is his most taut book to date. Dr. Cho is the creator of the Charon, a device that allows his staff to enter a dead patient’s afterlife by taking the form of a memory in the patient’s consciousness, and bring him or her back to life, with one catch: the experience is traumatic and the process kills them again soon thereafter. But for some bereaved, the opportunity is priceless. So when Bell is killed in a random accident, her daughter hires Dr. Cho’s team to bring her back. But what if Bell didn’t want to come back? The dying unconsciously create the afterlife they want, or feel they deserve, in their minds before everything fades to black. Isn’t that better than the reality, and no less meaningful than life itself? Can unconsciousness coexist with consciousness? Part science-fiction thriller, part family drama, part morality play for the 21st century, and quite possibly Shaw’s best book to date.

"Simon Hanselmann is the real deal, for sure. He captures that stoner stay-at-home life so accurately that I actually find his comics really depressing and thank God I don’t ever have to hang out with anybody like that ever again." – Daniel Clowes

Megahex is basically about a bunch of people (and “people”) watching TV and getting wasted and fighting and fucking and pranking each other. Oh, and depression. What’s not to love?!” – Peter Bagge

Megahex
by Simon Hanselmann

122-page full color 6” x 8.75” hardcover • $29.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-743-7

Due to arrive in about 2-4 weeks. Click the thumbnails for larger versions; get more info, see more previews and pre-order your copy here:

http://www.fantagraphics.com/megahex

21: The Story of Roberto Clemente by Wilfred Santiago is coming out soon in a new paperback edition, and this first glimpse of the printer’s advance copy is promising indeed! Detailing the tragically short life of Puerto-Rican baseball player Roberto Clemente—the first Latino player to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame—21 takes us deep into Puerto-Rican culture and history, as well as the entrenched racial tensions of mid-20th-century America.

Our hardcover edition’s 18-page excerpt (6.6 MB) is available to read, and the paperback edition is available for pre-order now!