June 4

Chicago Tribune spotlights Alumna’s “Graphic–Novel-Esque” Recipes

On May 30 the Chicago Tribune highlighted the “lovely” new graphic food memoir Relish: My life in the Kitchen by SAIC alumna Lucy Knisley (BFA 2007). The book follows Knisley’s immersion into Chicago’s food scene and includes “graphic-novel-esque” recipes. “There is a lack of writing about food in comics, and the connection between the visuals of a cartoonist and the visuals of food is such a natural partnership,” explained Knisley in an interview with features reporter Christopher Borrelli. "There are aspects of food, and particularly how people relate to the meals of their past, probably better conveyed in a comic than in anything else.”