Miss Knisley (the K is silent) was born in 1985 in New York City.
Beginning with a love for Archie comics, Tintin and Calvin and Hobbes, she has been making comics in some form or another since she could hold a pencil. Now most of her work is drawn with Faber-Castell black PITT pens or a Pentel pocket brush pen on smooth bristol board or cheap computer paper, and colored on the computer.
A graduate of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she went to study painting, and ended up making comics. She then studied at the Center for Cartoon Studies, where she received a scholarship to pursue her MFA (completed in June, 2009). During her years at the institute, she edited and contributed to the comics section of FNews Magazine, where she won the ICPA award for Excellence in Illinois College Newspapers (for exceptional cartoon or comic strip), and was a finalist in the Scripps Howard Foundation's Charles M. Schulz College Cartoonist Award.
Her first published book, French Milk, is a drawn journal about living (and eating) in Paris with her mother. (From Touchstone Publishing from Simon and Schuster), August of 2008.