The very very funny Lisa Hanawalt has joined D&Q’s cartoonist lineup; they’ll publish a collection of her works called MY DIRTY DUMB EYES in spring 2013. The book will collect her various comics for Vanity Fair, The Hairpin, and so on. You will laugh and laugh.
Drawn & Quarterly has acquired world rights to MY DIRTY DUMB EYES by award-winning cartoonist Lisa Hanawalt, it was announced today by Tom Devlin, Acquiring Editor & Creative Director. To be released in Spring 2013, MY DIRTY DUMB EYES is Hanawalt’s first full length work. It will be a collection of her intricately detailed, absurdly funny comics that have appeared in The Hairpin, VanityFair.com, Lucky Peach, Saveur, The New York Times and The Believer.
“We have been fans of Lisa for a very long time, she is the great combination of excellent drawing ability and being genuinely laugh out loud funny,” said Devlin. “Her unhinged musings on pop culture and celebrity make her the premiere humorist for her generation. She approaches her subjects with both a stalker’s wild-eyed mania and a satirist’s precise control.”
MY DIRTY DUMB EYES will be distributed in the U.S. by Farrar, Straus & Giroux and in Canada by Raincoast Books. International rights are represented by Samantha Haywood of the Transatlantic Literary Agency. Meredith Kaffel of DeFiore and Company represented Hanawalt in negotiations.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.