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My Dirty Dumb Eyes

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

"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

"Lisa's work makes me think of lots of words beginning with F: Fearsome, Fabulous, Ferocious, Funny. With very Fine drawing."--Michael Kupperman

Sharply observant, laugh-out-loud funny comics from the Believer cartoonist and New York Times illustrator

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 Ive Heard About Anna Wintour,” and “The Secret Lives of Chefs,”  Hanawalts comedy shines, making the quotidian silly and surreal, flatulent and facetious.

Hanawalts 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.

Review:

"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 Fair and the New York Times Book Review, are collected here for the first time. The disparate subject matter allows her to showcase her different styles: scantily clad animal-people in bright colors and action-packed scenes of chaos segue into painterly images of Anna Wintour riding an ostrich or detailed illustrations of animals in strange hats. While there's no shying away from poop or unsatisfying sexual positions ('The Leave-In Conditioner'), the collection also allows Hanwalt's verbal humor to shine in a series of illustrated movie and television reviews ('I just wrote ‘monkeys are horrible' in my notebook,' she writes of the Planet of the Apes remake. 'But I'm hunching over it so nobody can see'). Among the funniest pieces is an illustrated diary of her joyful and childlike trip to the serious industry Toy Fair. In between the overtly humorous pieces, there are more enigmatic stories featuring animal people in therapy sessions or sculpting fingers. Even when the humor flags, the gorgeous illustrations are irresistible." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

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 Ive Heard About Anna Wintour,” and “The Secret Lives of Chefs,”  Hanawalts comedy shines, making the quotidian silly and surreal, flatulent and facetious.

Hanawalts 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.

Synopsis:

Sharply observant, laugh-out-loud funny comics from the Believer cartoonist and New York Times illustrator

My Dirty Dumb Eyes is the highly anticipated debut collection from the award-winning cartoonist Lisa Hanawalt. In a few short years, Hanawalt has made a name for herself: Her intricately detailed, absurdly funny comics have appeared in venues as wide and varied as The Hairpin, VanityFair.com, Lucky Peach, Saveur, The New York Times, and The Believer.

     My Dirty Dumb Eyes intermingles drawings, paintings, single-panel gag jokes, funny lists, and anthropomorphized animals all in the service of satirical, startlingly observant commentary on pop culture, contemporary society, and human idiosyncrasies. Her wild sense of humor contrasts strikingly with the carefully rendered lines and flawless draftsmanship that are Hanawalt trademarks. Whether shes revealing the secret lives of celebrity chefs or explaining that what dogs really want is a tennis-ball bride, My Dirty Dumb Eyes will have readers rolling in the aisles, as Hanawalts insights into human (and animal) behavior startle and delight time and again.

About the Author

Lisa Hanawalt draws illustrations and funnies for places like The New York Times, New York magazine, The Hairpin, McSweeneys, Chronicle Books, and Vanity Fair. She recently illustrated a childrens book, Bennys 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781770461161
Author:
Hanawalt, Lisa
Publisher:
Drawn & Quarterly
Subject:
Graphic Novels-Literary
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20130531
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-Color Illustrations Throughout
Pages:
120
Dimensions:
9 x 7 in 1 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "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 Fair and the New York Times Book Review, are collected here for the first time. The disparate subject matter allows her to showcase her different styles: scantily clad animal-people in bright colors and action-packed scenes of chaos segue into painterly images of Anna Wintour riding an ostrich or detailed illustrations of animals in strange hats. While there's no shying away from poop or unsatisfying sexual positions ('The Leave-In Conditioner'), the collection also allows Hanwalt's verbal humor to shine in a series of illustrated movie and television reviews ('I just wrote ‘monkeys are horrible' in my notebook,' she writes of the Planet of the Apes remake. 'But I'm hunching over it so nobody can see'). Among the funniest pieces is an illustrated diary of her joyful and childlike trip to the serious industry Toy Fair. In between the overtly humorous pieces, there are more enigmatic stories featuring animal people in therapy sessions or sculpting fingers. Even when the humor flags, the gorgeous illustrations are irresistible." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , 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 Ive Heard About Anna Wintour,” and “The Secret Lives of Chefs,”  Hanawalts comedy shines, making the quotidian silly and surreal, flatulent and facetious.

Hanawalts 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.

"Synopsis" by , Sharply observant, laugh-out-loud funny comics from the Believer cartoonist and New York Times illustrator

My Dirty Dumb Eyes is the highly anticipated debut collection from the award-winning cartoonist Lisa Hanawalt. In a few short years, Hanawalt has made a name for herself: Her intricately detailed, absurdly funny comics have appeared in venues as wide and varied as The Hairpin, VanityFair.com, Lucky Peach, Saveur, The New York Times, and The Believer.

     My Dirty Dumb Eyes intermingles drawings, paintings, single-panel gag jokes, funny lists, and anthropomorphized animals all in the service of satirical, startlingly observant commentary on pop culture, contemporary society, and human idiosyncrasies. Her wild sense of humor contrasts strikingly with the carefully rendered lines and flawless draftsmanship that are Hanawalt trademarks. Whether shes revealing the secret lives of celebrity chefs or explaining that what dogs really want is a tennis-ball bride, My Dirty Dumb Eyes will have readers rolling in the aisles, as Hanawalts insights into human (and animal) behavior startle and delight time and again.

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