My Dirty Dumb Eyes

Hanawalt, Lisa

Book - 2013
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
My Dirty Dumb Eyes
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 ,, Lucky Peach , Saveur , The New York Times , and The Believer . nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; 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.

Publisher: New York : Drawn & Quarterly, 2013
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781770461161
Branch Call Number: GN HANAWALT 2013
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) :,color illustrations ;,24 cm


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A true feast for the senses. You can't pigeonhole this work, but if forced to, i'd say this is a magical palette of thoughts, pictures, and dreams. Humorous and strange. Voyeuristic yet a jet stream of consciousness.

"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 Hanawal... Read More »

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

Lewd, graphic and hilarious Hanawalt's comics review movies, reveal secret lives of celebrity chefs, expose what a drunk Martha Stewart would do, and more.

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Nov 24, 2014
  • Persnickety77 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

this woman is hilarious. and her drawings are pretty out there -- like sexy animal/people hybrids and badgers with NASCAR hats and people using hand mixers as sex toys out there. i totally loved it.

Jan 17, 2014
  • jennrose rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

What a quirky delight! Hanawalt is a genius of the offbeat variety. She is hilarious! I love the insane, colorful artwork and she is so crazily imaginative. If you enjoy the comics of Dan Clowes (sans the cynicism), or if you are a David Sedaris fan, you may very well enjoy this artist. If you are a fan of the TV show MR SHOW with David Cross, this gal will be up your alley. What a pleasant surprise this turned out to be. For those who appreciate bizarre imagination and humor, this one's for you!

Oct 29, 2013
  • SkycycleX2 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This is really unique, clever, individually hilarious words and art. Reading "My Dirty Dumb Eyes" is like seeing a really funny and quirky stand up. If you want some and bizarre laughs look for Lisa Hanawalt.

Aug 25, 2013
  • ThomasLove rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This book is lewd, graphic, and highly entertaining. I loved the movie review notes. Ms Hanawalt sure knows how to draw horses doing silly stuff. The full page illustrations look as if a young demon drew them on its nursery wall. Strawberry chewing tobacco for the brain.


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