Inspires me: Lucy Knisley

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Sexytimes poster! – Originally uploaded to Flickr by Lucylou

Back when I was reading (slightly obsessively) the Twilight books, I stumbled across a comic which summarised the saga neatly in 16 panels. Having only read the first two books, I let myself read the first 8 panels but then quickly clicked away before I ruined the rest of the story for myself. Last night I remembered it and took some time to track it down again. It had appeared on one of those tumblelogs that doesn’t credit anything, and just leaves a trail of “via” links so it took me some time. Finally I found it only to be delightfully surprised that it was drawn by one of my new favourite comic authors, Lucy Knisley. 

I read her lovely French Milk recently. The comic journal about her six week visit to Paris is so full of food and art and places and family and her quirky sense of humour that I couldn’t not love it. Discovering that the Twilight comic was hers was a serendipitous delight – because it led me to her Art Journal and all her other comic fabulousness. She makes me want to draw comics again.

Don’t miss My Lost Weekend in the Meyer – Lucy’s Twilight experience but beware: Twilight spoiler alert

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(this was so me too, but fortunately I had friends throwing the books at me)