I want you

by Hanawalt, Lisa,

Format: Print Book 2020
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Crafton Public Library Graphic Novel GRAPHIC F HANAWALT 2020 CRAFTON 12/20
Location  Crafton Public Library
Collection  Graphic Novel
Call Number  GRAPHIC F HANAWALT 2020 CRAFTON 12/20

The filthy, funny early work from the acclaimed illustrator and Bojack Horseman production designer

Before the critically acclaimed animated shows, the bestselling graphic novel Coyote Doggirl , or the humor collections Hot Dog Taste Test and My Dirty Dumb Eyes , cartoonist Lisa Hanawalt was a comic-book-industry sensation with her Ignatz Award-winning minicomic series I Want You . Hanawalt's outlandish humor and ingenious formalism are evident in the comics collected here. Her love of anthropomorphism and scatology are on full display, all lovingly and grotesquely drawn by Hanawalt in obsessive, unnerving detail.

The stars here are She-Moose, who we join sex-toy shopping, and He-Horse, who we learn mid-flight suffers from ornithophobia. The true star of I Want You may just be Hanawalt's hilarious command of the graphic listicle. "Top Causes of Freeway Accidents" is a prescient pre -BoJack display of Hanawalt's love for all things equine. "Things We Are Sorry We Did Last Night" includes the murder of all Hanawalt's Google doppelgängers. Whether she's discussing the daily commute or masturbation, she packs each comic in I Want You with punchy cultural observations and sharp-witted reflections on typically taboo subjects. A master humorist, Hanawalt strikes the perfect balance between drawing the gorgeous and the repugnant, the fantastical and the lifelike, the bizarre and the hilarious--creating a deeply human experience that everyone can relate to.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "The early minicomics of Hanawalt (Coyote Doggirl) crackle with the raw, fearless sense of humor she honed in her later books, then put to work on the animated series BoJack Horseman and Tuca & Bertie. This collection showcases Hanawalt's weird but uncomfortably familiar worldbuilding, where tiny birds invade the bodies of plane passengers, abortion is performed by luring the fetus out with chocolate, and recurring anthropomorphic characters She-Moose and He-Horse engage in mundane activities that take sharp turns into absurd comedy or casual body horror. The volume mixes short comics with illustrations of animals and listicles like "Bad Pets," "Worst Sandwiches," and "Is It Scary or Cute?" Hanawalt's funhouse-mirror anxiety warp hits a comic high pitch in "Things We Are Sorry We Did Last Night," in which she starts by waking up next to a horse only to recall more and more outrageous regrets. "It feels good to reflect on all the important lessons I learned by being in my twenties and making a ton of dumb mistakes," Hanawalt writes in her introduction. But for all their raunch, gross-out humor, and unabashed goofiness, these comics don't feel like outtakes. They hit as freshly funny and subversive, and will appeal to dedicated fans of Hanawalt's peculiar oeuvre as well as those just getting an introduction. (Aug.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Animals -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Sex -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Man-woman relationships -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Surrealism -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.
Humorous comics.
Animal fiction.
Publisher United States :2020
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 23 cm
ISBN 9781770463882
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