My Dirty Dumb Eyes by Lisa Hanawalt

My Dirty Dumb Eyes

My Dirty Dumb Eyes introduces Lisa Hanawalt as a first-rank cartoonist/humorist/stalker for an audience that likes its humor idiosyncratic, at times anthropomorphic or scatological, often uncomfortable, and always sharp witted. Her world vision is intricately rendered in a full spectrum of color, unapologetically gorgeous and intensely bizarre.  With movie reviews, tips for her readers, laugh-out-loud lists and short pieces such as “Rumors I...

Details My Dirty Dumb Eyes

TitleMy Dirty Dumb Eyes
Release DateMay 28th, 2013
PublisherDrawn and Quarterly
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics, Humor, Art, Graphic Novels Comics, Funny

Reviews My Dirty Dumb Eyes

  • Kate
    I don't think you should read this book. You're very mature and you wouldn't like it. Some of the drawings are crude, crudely-done, and plain silly. There are too many lizards in human clothes. And there are way too many penises, poop jokes, and other explicit and bawdy humor. I loved pretty much every page, though, and laughed maniacally several times. I was so very sad when it was over.
  • Allie
    Great! Great! Great!Lisa Hannawalt is a huge weirdo and I love her. Her very colorful drawings are a hysterical, surreal, and sometimes very dirty. I read some of her fantastic illustrated movie reviews on the Hairpin, all of which are collected here alongside some truly bizarre comics about mooses, movies, finger sculptures, sex fantasies, and lots of horses. I read it on the bus and I was laughing uncontrollably while trying to conceal the cont...
  • Dov Zeller
    I am considering making a shelf just for this book, but not sure what to call it: fashion animals kitchen appliances explicit sexual comedy weirdo (hats and movie reviews) and you may never feel the same about a whisk? This book is a bit like a ping pong match between the unpleasant and the hilarious; the absurd and the primly uncanny; a moose's ass and a dog's never mind.I wonder in moments if she is gleeful about the probability of people readi...
  • Raina
    Prepare yourself for this one. Scattered ramblings from a unique mind.I was charmed, and yet nonplussed, by the North American Wildlife and Hats. I was occasionally grossed out by her sense of humor. Her comic strip about romance movies made me laugh out loud. And her illustrated movie reviews completely won me over.More of a personal sketchbook/slice of brain/stream of psyche than formal graphic novel, Hanawalt's book is in turns alienating and ...
  • Frank
    One of my favorite things about working in a library (there are 4) is coming across the random, unknown book. I had no idea who Lisa Hanawalt but this collection of comic sketches just connects with my sense of humor (so, factor that in to your judgement). Plus, this book is filthy. Not to be read at a public reference desk.
  • Dawn Rutherford
    This made me laugh out loud many times.
  • Laura
    **WARNING** this book has nudity and I'm not just talking boobies, I'm talking electric-mixer-in-the-vagina nudity. Just letting you know because nobody told me and so I ordered it for the library and def cannot put it out on the shelf. That being said, you should find a good quirky library (and get me a job there) or bookstore so you can read this masterpiece. It's irreverent and made both me and my boyfriend laugh out loud. I really like the ar...
  • David Schaafsma
    Pretty fun, I guess! Maybe I just need to let loose and let her goofy ways knock me over…. but they kind of didn't, and I wonder why. She does do some goofy dirty visual jokes that are fun, sort of scatological humor I smiled at (especially racy since she dedicates the book to her Mom and Dad and sibs in addition to a guy named Adam…) and just some silly stuff… okay! Kooky! Weirdo! Good, I guess. :) I'm just not sure what all of it adds up ...
  • Nancy
    Fashion Week Animals (and North American Wildlife) in Hats is pure Genius. You can't even imagine any other hats on any other animals. And yet, you never would have. Beyond this, there is just the right amount of sadness, weirdness, sexiness, and authorial presence/distance. The only thing wrong with this book is that blurbs on the back of the book don't really get how good this is.
  • Rachel
    This was very entertaining and the other reviews are pretty accurate. You have to at least somewhat enjoy immature humor to appreciate what’s going on here, but her observations really are very funny! I loved reading and seeing the illustrations of what she got out of Planet of the Apes. The watercolors on each page are really well done, as well.
  • Kevin
    There's some really funny, crazy, shake your head in disbelief stuff in this book. A lot of people really love her movie review comics but I found her little one-offs to be especially hilarious, jarring, and dreamy. I wish that Moosefingers comic (about a horse that wears heels and makes clay fingers all day and then gets maudlin at night while he lays in bed with his cat dude lover) was a novel or a full-length movie directed by Terry Zwigoff.
  • Leah Schley
    This may be the funniest book I've ever read in my life.
  • Taylor
    Lisa Hanawalt, ya beautiful disgusting cartoon goddess. Please never stop drawing boobs on everything. My mom ordered this for me as per my request for my birthday and when I opened it she responded by saying "I thought that was a children's book until it came." I read it in one sitting on the evening of my birthday. Perfect if you love Hot Dog Taste Test and need something to tie you over until the release of Hanawalt's graphic novel.
  • Gretchen
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  • Karen
    Well, that was great. I want Hanawalt to review every movie.
  • Erin
    Okay, I don't think anyone can take the place of my favorite comic artist, Michael Kupperman, but Lisa Hanawalt is a CLOSE second. (Plus, Kupperman did a blurb for the back of her book!)
  • Summer
    The art is eye catching but the humor was totally not my taste.
  • Karen
    She's just the best!
  • Anita
    After really enjoying her latest book, "Hot Dog Taste Test," I was excited to go back to her first, "My Dirty Dumb Eyes." The humor is just as great in this graphic novel and has a totally different focus than the other. This one is more focused on pop culture and I was totally into it. I especially liked the section on The Bachelor. Though she was talking about a season I hadn't watched, her description of that season's Bachelor was perfect, "Be...
  • Tatjana
    Hm.I picked this up because I was cross-referencing Summer Book Recommendations. This one was on the LA Times list, I think. I checked it out of one of our libraries.This reminds me a lot of the surreal/true-to-life/interior monologue comics and 'zines of the 90s. I didn't care much for them because, while they did lift the veil on some irrelevant life ironies, they were boring. Even the sexy bits were boring. I was young, and everything was abou...
  • Troy
    I never bothered reading this book because I bought all of Hanawalt's minis throughout the years and I figured this book was just those minis collected. But it isn't and I'm dumb. It's almost all new material. Or at least material I've never seen. And it's fuuunnny!!Hanawalt was always funny. She was part of a group of comic book girls called Cookie Monster Island, or Pizza Monster Island, or something like that. They were all amazing and it seem...
  • Tressa
    This graphic novel is all over the place, but it's so much fun to read I read it in one sitting. I really love the movie reviews. Would love to see a book packed with Lisa Hanawalt's movie reviews! What a hoot that would be. If you know any magpies who are all over the place, on to the next subject when they spy something shiny, then you would be very familiar with the content of this book. Just a bunch of observations and off-the-wall drawings t...
  • Andre Habet
    That was fun and funny and gorgeous, and just what I needed. Thanks Hanawalt!
  • Cathy
    My friend Dov describes Hanawalt's process as less thinking out loud and more like Hanawalt is having thoughts that the reader is allowed to peek in at. These vignettes do have a floaty, inchoate kind of feel to them. They are weird and obscene and funny, although, for me, the weird and the obscene sometimes got in the way of the funny. My favorite bit was Hanawalt's account of her visit to a toy-industry convention at the Jacob Javits Center and...
  • elissa
    Before I read it: Anthropomorphic humor sounds particularly good. This is 3 years old, but I've never heard of it before...After I read it: A little much for me. I thought some of it was very funny, and some of it not quite as much. The movie "reviews" are amusing. Maybe 3 1/2. It's quick, and I read it in 2 sittings, in a public place, where I felt kind of embarrassed, in case anybody might see some of the racier pages.
  • Suzie
    I love the coloring and overall style. Some of the work is almost pre-Columbian looking. My favorite part was the movie review/responses and illustrated article on the toy fair. About 50% of the sexual/nudity related material was pretty uncomfortable to look at, and the other half was either funny or fine.
  • Joey Alison Sayers
    I literally had no reason to not read this book, but I for some reason had this weird feeling I wouldn't like it. Thankfully I stopped being a gigantic idiot and read it. It's so good. I loved every beautiful, hilarious page of this book. Eighty stars!
  • Lisa
    this woman is hilarious. and her drawings are pretty out there -- like sexy animal/people hybrids and badgers with NASCAR hats and people using hand mixers as sex toys out there. i totally loved it.
  • Jessica
    Grotesque and hilarious - I've found a new favorite comic writer.
  • Carrie Waibel
    Enjoyed reading the shorter comics and little random pieces much more than the longer ones. Reads like a sketchbook, easy breezy fun.