My Dirty Dumb Eyes by Lisa Hanawalt

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BEST OF THE YEAR NODS FROM AMAZON, THE WASHINGTON POST, AND USA TODAY'S POP CANDY BLOG!

"For years I've encountered Lisa Hanawalt's comics and illustrations piecemeal -- in various magazines and periodicals.   They're always a pleasant jolt.   Now, they've been assembled into one thick, blazing bludgeon.  I envy you getting walloped by them all for the first time.  This is a Hanawalt assault.   Succumb."–Patton Oswalt

"Hanawalt's My Dirty Dumb Eyes is a fantastically vivid and whimsical playground, offering page after page of absurdity, humor, and charm. The artwork is stunning and the jokes are surprising and fresh. This book is a rare and wonderful invitation inside the surreal world of Hanawalt."--Kristen Schaal

"Lisa Hanawalt is as gifted of an artist as she is a hilarious writer, which is completely upsetting and unfair considering how untalented most people in this stupid world are. Her comics are brilliantly funny, gloriously weird, and visually stunning. I worship the chair she farts on."--Julie Klausner

My Dirty Dumb Eyes introduces Lisa Hanawalt as a first-rank cartoonist/humorist/stalker for an audience that likes its humor idiosyncratic, at times anthropomorphic or scatological, often uncomfortable, and always sharp witted. Her world vision is intricately rendered in a full spectrum of color, unapologetically gorgeous and intensely bizarre.  With movie reviews, tips for her readers, laugh-out-loud lists and short pieces such as “Rumors I’ve Heard About Anna Wintour,” and “The Secret Lives of Chefs,”  Hanawalt’s comedy shines, making the quotidian silly and surreal, flatulent and facetious.

Hanawalt’s comics have appeared in the Hairpin, VanityFair.com, the New York Times, and the Believer. She lives in Brooklyn with a dog and a comedian.

 

About Lisa Hanawalt

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Lisa Hanawalt draws illustrations and funnies for places like The New York Times, New York magazine, The Hairpin, McSweeney’s, Chronicle Books, and Vanity Fair. She recently illustrated a children’s book, Benny’s Brigade, with Arthur Bradford. Hanawalt was raised in Palo Alto, California, and graduated from UCLA in 2006. She currently lives in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, with a dog and a comedian.
 
Published May 28, 2013 by Drawn and Quarterly. 120 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Imagine a grown-up Richard Scarry turned absurdist social commentator, and a world where dogs sit in houses made of fish. Hanawalt’s humor comics, which previously appeared in publications like Vanity

Mar 18 2013 | Read Full Review of My Dirty Dumb Eyes

Slate

The book is already getting rave reviews, so let us add to them by saying: Lisa Hanawalt is completely screwed up, and we’re very proud to have her illustrating the May issue of the Slate Book Review.

May 03 2013 | Read Full Review of My Dirty Dumb Eyes

Los Angeles Review of Books

If you have such a fear, Lisa Hanawalt’s art — in which human and animal bodies are regularly drawn as shells barely containing the overflow of everything from birds to flowers to noodle-like things that may or may not be entrails — will very likely send you shivering to a quiet room.

Aug 08 2013 | Read Full Review of My Dirty Dumb Eyes

Badass Digest

AND ACTUALLY GOING THROUGH WITH IT INVOLVES A LOT OF "EXPLAINING THE JOKE" (BLURGH), BUT SINCE EXPLAINING THE JOKE IS BASICALLY WHAT HULK DOES HERE, HULK FIGURED THAT HULK WOULD REACH OUT TO HANAWALT FOR A SERIES OF EMAIL INTERVIEWS IN ORDER TO GIVE IT THE OLD COLLEGE TRY.

May 31 2013 | Read Full Review of My Dirty Dumb Eyes

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