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Lucy Knisley

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#162 Lucy Knisley

The Yarn

In this episode, author/illustrator and comics creator Lucy Knisley takes us behind the scenes of her middle grade graphic novel series, PEAPOD FARM, and much more.This episode is sponsored by LEADING LITERATE LIVES: HABITS AND MINDSETS FOR REIMAGINING CLASSROOM PRACTICE, written by Stephanie Affinito. Visit Hein.pub/LeadingLiterateLives to learn more and order a copy.


16 Apr 2022

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💬👶Lucy Knisley's Origin Story

Origin Stories w JJK

Origin Stories is sponsored in part by High Five Books, a beautiful and incredible indie bookshop here in Florence, Massachusetts. Check out StudioJJK.com/OriginStories for links to buy Lucy’s books from this fabulous indie. And while you are over on the High Five website, check out their curated lists of book recommendations. Truly High Five Worthy.If you are enjoying my chat with Lucy and want to SEE the conversation, which includes visuals of the books we reference, check out StudioJJK.com/OriginStories. I recorded this talk via Switcher Studio. Switcher Studio is a simple and powerful IOS app that makes your live video feeds look like a professional produced piece. Your iPad becomes like the production control room as you switch between your iPhone camera (which acts as a webcam), your remote guests, and any pre-recorded video or visuals you want to bring on screen. I would like to thank Switcher Studio for sponsoring this podcast. And as a thank you to you for listening, you may use code “StudioJJK” at switcherstudio.com to receive a free month of the service!


19 Mar 2022

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If You Work Hard Enough You Can Do Anything, Except Get Pregnant: A Journey Through Infertility With Lucy Knisley

Startup Parent

#118 — If You Work Hard Enough You Can Do Anything, Except Get Pregnant: A Journey Through Infertility What happens when the medical establishment ignores your concerns, complaints and symptoms? When your doctor tells you everything is normal even though everything in your body is telling you it's not? How do you recover from a traumatic birth and near-death experience that could—and should—have been prevented? Today we get to hear from Lucy Knisley, New York Times bestseller and author of the brilliant, brave, terrifying, and hilarious graphic memoir Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos about all of those questions. Having always known she wanted to be a mother and having considered herself very well-informed on reproductive rights and health, Knisley was shocked by how daunting the actual process of becoming pregnant was. In her words, “I was like, ‘All right. I'm informed. I know what to do. I'm healthy. I'm ready for this. We've got a home. We've got a stable environment to bring a kid into.’ They say there's no perfect time and there isn't, but we were prepared as well as we could be. Then everything went wrong.” Everything that went wrong included two miscarriages, uterine surgery, grueling nausea once she finally became pregnant and then total exhaustion later in pregnancy. Most frightening and serious of all, Lucy suffered through undiagnosed preeclampsia for much of her third trimester. By the time she finally gave birth to her son via C-section, she suffered a number of seizures, lost half her blood and was in a coma for several days. Knisley almost died because her experiences, symptoms, and fears were dismissed by several medical professionals over months of her pregnancy and birth. (Yes, we are enraged by this too.) Today we also hear from Knisley about the following: her very structured schedule for creating her graphic novels, why she has decided that it’s best for her son to be an only child, her partner’s journey through deciding whether he wanted to be a parent, and why, despite the deep trauma of her birth story, Knisley feels incredibly fortunate. IN THIS EPISODE WE TALK ABOUT Knisley's view on her comics and graphic novels as a way to share and connect while being true to her introspective, introverted self. How, despite volunteering at Planned Parenthood and receiving sexual education in school, Knisley felt shockingly uninformed about what it takes to actually get and remain pregnant. The way that experiencing miscarriages flipped her previous understanding of delivering a healthy baby as the top response to intentionally unprotected sex. The enormous disservice we do to all potential parents by not properly educating our children on the frequency of miscarriage, infertility, and undiagnosed infertility. How shame inducing and isolating it is to be told to keep early pregnancy to yourself, which also of course means, “Keep your losses to yourself. They’re personal and private.” How deeply alone and ignored Knisley felt in her grief over her miscarriages until she chose to share her own story. “After I started to talk about it, it seemed like everyone I had ever met had experienced something similar. All of a sudden, these stories came out of the woodwork and everyone had something to offer. That was so incredibly healing for me to hear these other stories of surviva --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/startupparent/message


17 Jun 2019

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Episode 200 | FCBD + interviews with Lucy Knisley & Box Brown

I Read Comic Books

This episode was recorded on May 5th, 2019!This week’s episode is JAM PACKED with content. Brian and Kait join Mike to talk about Free Comic Book Day, as well as discuss two interviews we did at C2E2 with Lucy Knisley & Box Brown.On top of that! We have some touching words from Paul and Kara to open the show, and a BRAND NEW cover for the podcast! Let us know what you think!Timestamps:00:00:00 – Messages from the crew00:02:32 – Start/Last Week in Comics00:13:24 – Comic Picks00:18:42 – C2E2 Interview with Lucy Knisley00:37:47 – C2E2 Interview with Box Brown00:54:56 – Free Comic Book Day 201901:33:18 – Wrap/CreditsWhat We Read / Comic Picks:PTSD by Guillaume SingelinStar Wars: Tie Fighter #1Buffy #2-#4Angel #0Excellence #1Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #32Firefly: The Unification WarRelevant Links:Mike – @mikerapinKait – @KaitLPhereBrian – @BrianheadBox Brown on TwitterBox Brown’s PatreonLucy KnisleyLucy Knisley on InstagramKyle Rose’s The Working StiffMusic provided by Infinity Shred. Find them on Bandcamp.Producer: Mike RapinEditor: Zander RiggsSupport us on Patreon to get access to our Patreon-only series: IRCB Movie Club, Saga of Saga, Giant Days of Our Lives and more! patreon.com/ircbpodcastEmail: ircbpodcast@gmail.comTwitter: @ircbpodcastInstagram: @ircbpodcastDiscord: discordapp.com/invite/E8JUB9sReddit: ireadcomicbooks.reddit.comIRCB Goodreads

1hr 36mins

8 May 2019

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Ep. 303: Don’t Be A Jerk To Your Father! Plus Graphic Novelist Lucy Knisley

One Bad Mother

Biz and Theresa wonder if we should stand up for our partners when our kids show a preference for us. “I don’t want Papa to take me!” “I love Mama more, it's just a fact.” We get that this is developmental in many ways but maybe, on those dark days, our resentment might cloud our response. “Well, of course they love me more, I’m president of everything!” Oops. Maybe we are the jerk. Plus Biz gets scarred for life, Theresa does not know when to hold ‘em, and we welcome back graphic novelist Lucy Knisley to talk about her new graphic memoir Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos. Listen to Lucy's previous OBM appearance on episode 255. Follow Lucy on Instagram at lucyknisley and on Twitter @LucyKnisley and on her website at Lucyknisley.com. Her graphic memoir Kid Gloves is available now. We are participating in a sock drive for people in the MacArthur Park area that don't have homes. If you want to join us, please send new socks (men's or women's) by May 24th to this address: Sock Drive, Maximum Fun 2404 Wilshire Blvd. #9A Los Angeles, CA 90057 Find out more at http://maximumfun.org/socks Pin Sale: From 4/29/2019 to 5/10/2019 all $10-and-up members will be able to buy enamel pins from the 2019 MaxFunDrive. If you are a $10-and-up member, check you inbox for instructions on how to join the sale. Check out our book! You're Doing A Great Job!: 100 Ways You're Winning at Parenting! Thank you to all our listeners who support the show as monthly members of MaximumFun.org. Our sponsors this week are Care.com and Pact. To save 30% off a Care.com Premium membership, visit Care.com/mother when you subscribe! Visit Wearpact.com and use code onebadmother to get 20% off your first purchase. Share your genius and fail moments! Call 206-350-9485 Be sure to tell us at the top of your message whether you're leaving a genius moment, a fail, or a rant! Thanks!! Share a personal or commercial message on the show! Details at MaximumFun.org/Jumbotron. Subscribe to One Bad Mother in iTunes Join our mailing list Join the amazing community that is our private One Bad Mother Facebook group Follow One Bad Mother on Twitter Follow Biz on Twitter Follow Theresa on Twitter Like us on Facebook! Get a OBM tee, tank, baby shirt, or mug from the MaxFunStore You can suggest a topic or a guest for an upcoming show by sending an email to onebadmother@maximumfun.org. Show Music Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com) Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes) Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (http://adiraamram.com, avail on iTunes) Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes) Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

1hr 10mins

2 May 2019

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Off Panel #199: Kid Gloves with Lucy Knisley

Off Panel: A Comics Interview Podcast

In this week's episode of Off Panel, cartoonist Lucy Knisley joins the show to talk about her work and recent graphic novel, Kid Gloves. Knisley discusses the appeal of telling her own story in comics, how that changes fan interactions, the Instagram Effect, reflecting on her art as an artist and a person, the origins of Kid Gloves, representing all facets of having kids, how her art has evolved, food comics, the expansion of the comic market, making picture books, living and creating in Chicago, and more, before closing with five questions about food.

1hr 8mins

8 Apr 2019

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Lucy Knisley

Make It Then Tell Everybody

Lucy Knisley and Dan Berry get together to talk about classic cartooning and comic books, growing up in public and preferring to be horizontal. Please consider supporting the show on Patreon. No episode, no charge, no obligation! $1 per episode isn’t so bad eh? Music by the astonishing Jim Guthrie. Edited and Produced by Dan’s tiny* baby brother Simon Berry. Simon would like it known that although he is my younger brother he is both * taller than me and a full grown adult man.


4 Apr 2019

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Lucy Knisley Redraws Her Birth Story

The Longest Shortest Time

Cartoonist Lucy Knisley couldn’t wait to draw the day her son was born. But how do you draw something if you can’t remember it?Heads up! This episode contains a traumatic birth experience.To join the conversation, go to longestshortesttime.com! Sign up for our newsletter. Follow us on Instagram.This episode is brought to you by Babybel, Leesa (code: LONGSHORT), ThirdLove, and Hungryroot.Also, Hillary Frank's Weird Parenting Wins book is coming! Many of you are in it. Order it here.


6 Feb 2019

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Episode 022 - Lucy Knisley

Michigan State University Comic Art and Graphic Novel Podcast

Welcome to the 22nd episode of the Michigan State University Comic Art and Graphic Novel Podcast, the second episode of season #3. Below you'll find show notes and links mentioned in this episode. MSU Comics Art and Graphic Novel Minor: http://tinyurl.com/msuComicsMinor 2018 Capital City Comic Con Original Art Scholarship Recipient, Mary Mitchell: https://capcitycomiccon.com/2018/06/18/mary-mitchell-named-2018-scholarship-recipient-official-art-unveiled/ Mary Mitchell's 2018 Capital City Comic Con Artwork: ComiqueCon: https://comiquecon.org Special Collections Highlight: MSU Special Collections: https://lib.msu.edu/spc/index/ Lucy Knisley: www.LucyKnisley.com Knisley's college newspaper comic: Lucy Knisley's custom sketchbook: Candace Claytor: http://candacemkeller.com MSU Department of Art, Art History & Design website: art.msu.edu MSU Comic Art and Graphic Novel Podcast Twitter page: twitter.com/MSUComicsCast MSU Comic Art and Graphic Novel Podcast FaceBook page: facebook.com/MSUComicsCast Contact us via our email address: MSUComicsCast[at]gmail.com

2hr 34mins

1 Oct 2018

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Episode 10 - Being Professional, with Lucy Knisley

Graphic Novel TK

So you've got a book deal! And an agent, and an editor, and a publisher -- you're doing amazing. Or you've got a pitch that you're just finishing up, and you're ready to start the process of finding all of those people to work with you, people you hope you'll work with your whole career.Or you've got a book! Or a webcomic! Or a mini-comic! And you're ready to start that Twitter account, go to a comics festival, put yourself out there and make the connections to build your career.How do you go from being a private person to having a professional public presence, in person at meetings, talking on email, calling people on the phone, interacting online, and in public at conventions? What does it mean to be professional? And how do you determine what the right amount of professionalism in each situation is?Basically the secret answer to this is that we all make it up as we go along, but we try to be nice and considerate and thoughtful and think twice about all our actions while we're proceeding. And today we talk to amazing cartoonist Lucy Knisley about how she thinks about professionalism, both now and when she was just starting out with her career.You can find information about all of Lucy's amazing graphic novels and other things at her website, http://www.lucyknisley.com/.


3 Jul 2018