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've Heard About Anna Wintour," and "The Secret Lives of Chefs," Hanawalt's comedy shines, making the quotidian silly and surreal, flatulent and facetious.
- LA Review of Books. Deer Dogs and Moosefingers: Lisa Hanawalt's My Dirty Dumb Eyes.
- The Paris Review: The Eyes Have It - An Interview with Lisa Hanawalt
“My Dirty Dumb Eyes is a zero-attention-span assemblage of surreal one-page drawings, clusters of gag cartoons ("How We Can Tell Martha Stewart's Drunk"), short comics stories, illustrated movie reviews and garish stoner tableaus. They add up to a wildly entertaining portfolio from an artist with a masterly painting and drawing hand, obsessions with animals and genitals, and a very weird, intentionally dopey sense of humor.” ―New York Times
“Read this book because it's funny, because it's beautiful, and because it will nourish the inner weirdo you've been keeping under wraps for too long.” ―NPR
“With its leitmotif blend of whimsy, wistfulness, and a touch of scatology, [My Dirty Dumb Eyes] is funny and life-of-the-party loud.” ―The Paris Review
“My Dirty Dumb Eyes... is exactly as weird, obscene, hilarious, and gross as you might expect... It is also absurdly smart and sharp.” ―Slate