By Lisa Hanawalt
paperback, 7"x9", 120 pgs.
My Dirty Dumb Eyes is the highly anticipated debut collection from
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
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 she's
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 Hanawalt's insights into human (and
animal) behavior startle and delight time and again.
We're hosting Lisa at the IPRC on May 31st and offering the chance to pre-order signed copies of her book!