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Lucy Knisley


12 Hour Comic Day [Oct. 24th, 2012|03:14 am]
I'm just getting over being sick, so I decided to go easy on myself and not try for 24 Hour Comic Day this year. Staying up for 24 hours was doable when I was a spry 21 year old, but now at the rickety old age of 27, I'm too fond of sleep. Anyway, I still made a goofy little series of funnies about being single in New York. Because, you know, there aren't already about five million things about that very topic in the world! I decided after I finished it to color it (outside of the 12 hour limit!), so here 'tis!


[User Picture]From: redvalkyria
2012-10-24 07:34 am (UTC)
Awesome and hilarious. :D

And also: CAT!
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[User Picture]From: nenaluna
2012-10-24 07:52 am (UTC)
I really like this! Awesome 12 hour comic :3
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[User Picture]From: kilted
2012-10-24 07:54 am (UTC)
Aaaaah, these are all so wonderful, Lucy! So great. <3
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[User Picture]From: nexialist
2012-10-24 08:00 am (UTC)
Verrry goot! (pronounce with a german "r")
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[User Picture]From: cory_nickolatos
2012-10-24 08:40 am (UTC)
Love your work. Hope you never stop.
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[User Picture]From: nervousystem
2012-10-24 09:12 am (UTC)
This hits pretty close to home. Curse the machinations of those meddling parents!
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[User Picture]From: webcowgirl
2012-10-24 09:14 am (UTC)
Lucy, you are FABULOUS. I wish we could compare some of our more hysterical OKCupid fail messages! This is my current dream guy but he won't even answer:

Winner message of the month: "You know, I am very shy and
I am looking for someone experienced honest who is available to
teach me the secrets of sex and why not have a fun in the meanwhile. "

*deep sigh face*

And yay for the cats!
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[User Picture]From: sinboy
2012-10-24 12:12 pm (UTC)
And now he's going to wonder why some 40 year old bi poly dude from NYC is checking him out.


He is pretty cute though.
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[User Picture]From: webcowgirl
2012-10-24 12:46 pm (UTC)
I think it's fair to say that I'm theater_fan, if you're trying to see why he and I are failing to connect.
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[User Picture]From: dcopulsky
2012-10-24 11:37 pm (UTC)
I was just opening his profile thinking that now this guy is going to wonder why a bunch of random people looked at his profile today.
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[User Picture]From: diatom
2012-10-26 07:10 am (UTC)
I'm entertained at the idea of a bunch of lucy fans going to this Wingsuit's profile. I read through it. He was an awful match for me... somehow I think you could find someone more awesome, web cowgirl... although, he's quite cute... tee hee!
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[User Picture]From: resin_murder
2012-10-24 09:49 am (UTC)
I can relate on so many levels. Did you ever get the "OMg, I know you're going to meet the right one when you do xyz/go to xyz!" I'm doing a study abroad right now, and everyone back home is convinced I'll come back home married.

I enjoy being single!!
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[User Picture]From: gfrancie
2012-10-24 10:45 am (UTC)
This is so lovely.
(I think you have your shit much more together than the characters on "Girls".)
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[User Picture]From: askeladden
2012-10-24 11:38 am (UTC)
Bodega cats! The bodega cats across the street from me and continuing around the corner are, in order:

* Josephine, tiny importunate gray and white cat who gets very demanding about being petted and will actually grab your hand with her front paws to make you pet her.

* Fifi, beautiful gray cat who likes when customers come in to play with her and her dangly bouncy puffball on a string.

* Xena, imperious but friendly mostly white thumb cat. Her owner says, "Is Russian Xena. Is not like Princess Warrior."

* Black and gray dollar store cat whose name I do not know.

* Xena the Warrior, little black cat whose owner was apparently completely unaware of Russian Xena two doors down.

If anyone reading this is able to identify my neighborhood, you are welcome to be my stalker/friend/fellow bodega cat admirer.
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[User Picture]From: corvideye
2012-10-24 05:34 pm (UTC)
Now I want to meet them all! You have to watch out for those thumb cats, though. Once they figure out how to open cans, it's all over for us.

All stores should have cats.
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[User Picture]From: sobloodycute
2012-10-24 12:13 pm (UTC)
Wonderful, as always.
Also, never listen to your dad: CATS ARE ALWAYS THE ANSWER
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[User Picture]From: red_thorn
2012-10-24 01:26 pm (UTC)
It is a universal phenomenon that all mothers seem to think that the key to dating is how your hair looks. (Actually, my Mom is always concerned about my hair. It's a little weird).
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[User Picture]From: gabyrippling
2012-10-24 03:37 pm (UTC)
My parents are the opposite in that they urge me to have no interest in men and were super supportive when I cut off all my hair. Ahhh, Catholic culture. I assume they'll swing around to pushy when I get older if I'm not married though. But I am pretty much with you on all of this.
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[User Picture]From: batchix
2012-10-24 05:31 pm (UTC)
that's adorable! :D

i think if i weren't married, I'd be in the same predicament as you... my parents insisting i date. why don't I date on-line?
then once you get married it's WHY NOT BABIES NOW? X3
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[User Picture]From: Howl56
2012-10-24 06:16 pm (UTC)
Your 12-hour comics are better than most people's take-all-the-time-you-want comics!
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[User Picture]From: adam_0oo
2012-10-24 06:58 pm (UTC)
So good and so accurate.
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[User Picture]From: frustratedpilot
2012-10-24 08:18 pm (UTC)
It's a shame that Person of Interest just got a dog. Because they really do need to do a program involving Bodega cats.
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[User Picture]From: anaaki_mlb
2012-10-24 11:43 pm (UTC)
These are wonderful! If you had a memoir, I'd read it.
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[User Picture]From: blookum
2012-10-25 12:12 am (UTC)
Yay bodega cats!
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[User Picture]From: remix79
2012-10-25 01:49 am (UTC)
Lucy, do you think if you got out of New York, you would be happier?

(Awesome comics!)
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[User Picture]From: tarpo
2012-10-25 06:16 am (UTC)
loved this. All of it. and I think your face in the Sherlock in a Sheet panel is one of my absolute favourite things you have drawn.. and considering how much I love your art style and your work that actually says quite a bit :)
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[User Picture]From: stilettov
2012-10-25 07:13 am (UTC)
you really do have this creepy knack for creating comics that parallel with my life. From Sherlock to OK Cupid.

My favourite Manhattan cat that I've ever seen was when I was there April 2011. A seafood vendor in the West Village was shutting down, and they were spraying out all of the ice and leftover bits. There was this gigantic marmalade cat sitting on the counter. Overseeing.

It's more important to know the bodega cats, I think. Neighbours aren't half so good as getting rid of football sized rats.
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[User Picture]From: missglen
2012-10-25 07:17 am (UTC)
i like your drawings so so much. specially the cat(s).
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[User Picture]From: jabberworks
2012-10-25 08:54 am (UTC)
Yay! This is fabulous! :D
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[User Picture]From: transitline
2012-10-25 09:55 am (UTC)
what! well I'M in love with you lucy knisley! you're one of the few reasons i still visit my livejournal.
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From: avecbianca
2012-10-25 03:59 pm (UTC)
I just broke down and watched girls and then watched EVERY EPISODE like an endless bag of Oreos...its definitely hits some things on the nose about being 20 but at the same time about 50% of it you don't remember the next day after watching...

But in the same regards of you ignoring Girls, I am almost going to break down and finally watch twilight...the latest trailer looked SO BAD it looked good! Like one of the vampires should be Liam Neeson!!
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[User Picture]From: lucylou
2012-10-25 10:26 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: diatom
2012-10-26 06:53 am (UTC)

love it!

love the references to okc. tee hee! i feel suddenly lucky that my parents haven't given me much dating advice.....
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[User Picture]From: VirusVisal
2012-10-26 11:07 pm (UTC)
When I was still on college I had a boyfriend and my parents did not stop telling me they would kill me if I got pregnant.
Now that I'm out of school and been single for like 2 years, they try to hook me up with every guy.
Parents! who understand them!
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[User Picture]From: lostlain
2012-10-31 04:45 pm (UTC)
Loved to read all of these ^_^
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[User Picture]From: blueveins
2012-11-02 07:33 am (UTC)
HA! Boyfriend mall, if only ;-) Hilarious comic, as always!
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[User Picture]From: dandybeast
2012-11-04 07:11 pm (UTC)
DON'T watch girls. Not a single freaking Person-of-color in the cast. Not even the extras. If the representation of other races matters to you at all, stay away from that show. It's like making a show about nerds and not having a single girl in the main cast.
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