~LISA HANAWALT . . . I WANT YOU !!


Brooklyn-based illustrator and comic artist: LISA HANAWALT – booksigning at the 3rd annual BROOKLYN COMICS and GRAPHICS FESTIVAL. DEC 3, 2011.
Lisa was a special guest this year . . . as she did the superb illustration that graced this year’s poster, (behind her to the right). the first woman to get the nod. not bad. from what looks to be a male-dominated game – but, only from the outset. CHARLES BURNS and ANDERS NILSEN did the preceding poster honors.

plus, love love what appears to be her signature tonality – a restricted & minimal sublime green, yellow, and bottle blue color palette. w-i-c-k-e-d.


LISA HANAWALT – ‘I WANT YOU #2′ . . . is an incredibly shrinking young man – kind of book – !! inside that sweet looking person, watch out !! she’s a terror.

you kind of have to wonder at the wild and wicked range of thoughts and emotions that reign free – inside that seemingly harmless bod. she can draw. she can think. and she lays it down, no holds barred in a very dry and funny, actually, way. growing up in the hipster world, and the even MORE crazy world at large – and having to deal with . . . boys !! hairdressers, and way bad sandwiches !!

the comic girls seem to dish it out just as much as the boys. in fact, maybe harder. after all, they’ve got the boys, to run over.
the boy cartoonists – seem more culture-at-large take down ready, while the girls are slinging the zingers, dingleberries ? closer to home.

yes, dingleberry. look it up. and now a credible term of critical note – in the serious art world lexicon. tip of the hat to . . . artnet’s Charlie (Brown) Finch.
ha. brown, get it ? the color of all shyt, Chuck Schultz turning over in his grave, no doubt.

and you thought only the comic artists – had all the fun.


LISA HANAWALT – page from ‘I WANT YOU #2′ – from a story titled: “SHOPPING with SHE-MOOSE” – and yeah, the name of the store on the awning, previous page: ‘Go Fuck Yourself’ !!
and yeah, here’s a few telling titles – from that incredibly charming video selection, depicted at the bottom of the page: “Mate in Manhattan”, “Snail Anal” (!!), and, o.k. don’t forget: “Screw the Pooch” . . . .


LISA HANAWALT – page from ‘I WANT YOU #2′ – “BAD PETS” (!!)
it’s the last one, ‘Marmoseth (Hoboken)’ that threw us – wow. we must know the same people !!


LISA HANAWALT – page from ‘I WANT YOU #2′ . “IF YOU GET TIRED, LET A DOG TAKE OVER THE FLATTERY FOR A WHILE.”
like I said, best $7 I ever spent !!
“BITCH, YOU’RE A FUCKING WILD CARD!”

order from: PIGEON PRESS


ok. two more images.
LISA HANAWALT – “246 TOOTHPICKS” – RYAN GOSLING, “DRIVE”. prints, $3 ea.


LISA HANAWALT – “DOG HEAD”. ha. ha. ha. huh. & duh. wild card, here’s lookin’ at ya – swanky be-atch !!

PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH. NYC. DEC 3, 2011