hey lisa! love your work! just wanted to know what kind of materials you use to make your drawings… they look all so very neat and i always smudge my stuff! could your recommend paper type and other materials to create such beautifully perfect illustrations as yours? hope its not a bother! thank you for being, your work is truly amazing! love your humour! take care!
I’m drawing most stuff digitally these days, using custom brushes made by Kyle T Webster. And even drawings I make by hand get cleaned up in Photoshop, so if I mess up and smudge everything, it’s not a huge deal. Computers!
You can lay down a clean piece of paper under the meat of your drawing hand to prevent smudging, sometimes that helps. Sometimes I wrap a piece of toilet paper around where I grip my pen, if it’s an incontinent pen.
I know you’ve heard this advice before, but it’s true: keep trying materials and papers until you find something you like. Don’t get stuck with one way of doing things! That said, I really like Stonehenge paper + Muji sketchbooks + this carbon ink pen at the moment. Warning: this pen is highly incontinent.
So excited I can finally talk about this amazing project I’ve been putting together over the last few years. Can’t talk about it right now though — we’ve got twelve episodes to write! See you in six months!
Me too! I’m now firmly planted in Los Angeles and working as a production designer on Bojack Horseman. Twelve episodes will be airing later this year on Netflix. STAY TUNED.
- drove to Vermont with my new puppy and crashed at a friend’s place for a few months while I figured out what to do
- drove back to LA and got a job as a secretary/warehouse worker. For two years I did this job during the day and made art/comics most evenings. This seems really idyllic to me in retrospect, but at the time it was probably lonely and hard!
I contributed some original artwork to the eBay auctions that Rina Ayuyang is running, and 100% of the proceeds are being donated to the American Red Cross for Typhoon Haiyan relief. There are lots of amazing pieces and rare comics up for auction, check out those listings!
Both of these are pages from my book, My Dirty Dumb Eyes, and have never been offered for sale until now.
When I was in the first grade, we did this thing for Halloween where we’d bring our costumes to school, change into them at lunchtime, do a little parade, and then change back into regular clothes. I had an awesome tiger costume that my Mom made for me, and for some reason I thought I had to get totally naked to wear it. Plus, I was only seven and my bod wasn’t exactly a huge deal. So: I stripped fully butt-nude in front of the entire class before putting on my tiger suit.
This definitely weirded some people out, but overall, no big ruckus.
Years later, when we were about thirteen, I got word that my classmate Michael was still talking about this day and bragging to people about the time he saw me naked.
Here’s the big thing: I’m moving to Los Angeles in January so I need to make some money and get rid of stuff!
$$$$ At the show I’ll be selling piles of original artwork at discounted prices, help me out and get a good deal!! $$$$
Here’s my schedule:
11:00 am CAB opens to the public. I’m at table 19 upstairs, (btwn D&Q and Benjamin Marra!)
12:30 pm “What We Like” panel discussion at The Knitting Factory Moderated by Columbia University’s Karen Green, four rising-star artists – Michael DeForge, Lisa Hanawalt, Joe Lambert, and Kate Skelly – discuss specific works that inspired them to become cartoonists.
2 pm signing at D+Q booth (upstairs, 20-22) with Michael Deforge
Holy smokes! Can you believe it? It’s our 50th PODCAST!!! This week we were joined by Colbert Report writer and podcast virgin ROB DUBBIN! He tells us about the terrain generator he invented to get out of writing a book and his favorite twitter bots.
THEN! REVENGE expert Jim VanBlaricumSebastian Peemuffin tells us all about how to get revenge on people, and at what temperature to serve up that particular dish!
Plus! Top of the Lake! Bob the Railway Dog! AND: IS THIS GOODBYE?!!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!!??!
HELLO BABIES. This is a VERY special episode indeed. Lisa and Emily finally watch DUMB & DUMBER together, in fact, they are still coming down from the high during this very recording. On this episode, the very funny comedian and writer TED TRAVELSTEAD (@trumpetcake) is a true scholar on the subject of pick-up artists and hip lingo! And street magician Nick Maritato Drew McClanahan wows us with his logic-defying act!
Also: NEWS FLASH: Men behave hornily in the Summertime! We play two rousing rounds of Fuck/Marry/Kill! And we get kind of riled up by Cryptozoology.