My entire Lucky Peach article about Wylie Dufresne and wd-50 is up on Medium today, if you want to read it! The sentence I’m most proud of is definitely, “…poop should be renamed “doof,” since that is food backwards.”
This piece is nominated for a James Beard Award for Best Humor, in journalism.
monstruosimaginarios asked: 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.
NEW TUCA COMIC
Tuca goes to the deli!!! Click through to read the whole comic.
itshotdogcityinhere asked: Hi Lisa. I am quite old and I have no children. How can I leave behind a lasting trace of my physical body that will never die?
You can’t, man. :(
I mean, even with stuff you do leave behind (see above), how long does it have to last to be a lasting trace? A generation? 300 years? And how will you personally get to enjoy the lasting?
For mature audiences only
So this just got to happen :). This awesome client was inspired by Lisa Hanawalt’s “My Dirty Dumb Eyes” #adtc #tattoosbytammie #hotdogpigeon #weinerpigeon #mydirtydumbeyes #lisahanawalt
omg Pigeon with a Hot Dog TATTOO!!!
One of my dear friends, my brother’s girlfriend, the most magical and lovely person, passed away three months ago and I’m still trying to process it.
Here’s a letter to Roxy.
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.
wearthegoldhat asked: What did you do when you first graduated college?
I graduated from UCLA with an art degree in 2006 and then I:
- worked on a webcomic with my friend Raphael
- did odd jobs I found on Craigslist
- got a puppy
- 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!