Hot Dog Taste Test, published by Drawn & Quarterly, Spring 2016.


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Selected quotes and reviews:

"The cartoons evoke an idiosyncratic absurdity akin to Roz Chast’s work (“Baking tip: keep your sweet tooth away from your salt molar”)... Hanawalt’s self-aware humor (with a side order of deeply affecting personal stories) will whet anyone’s appetite."—Publishers Weekly Starred Review

"Hanawalt’s art balances the somber and the playful ... Whether she’s drawing horse-people inked with unnervingly detailed lines or a young moose fretting about her art practice ... Hanawalt’s hybrids make use of the estrangement between human and animal."—Chris Randle, profile and interview on The Guardian

"....hilarious and at times breathtakingly inventive."—Wired

"In typically funny fashion, writer and cartoonist Lisa Hanawalt ... skewers foodie culture and offers up a buffet of personal stories."—Chicago Tribune lists Hot Dog Taste Test in 30 Books You Should Read This Summer

"... Insouciant [and] irreverent drawings..."—Nicole Rudick, Hot Dog Taste Testpreview and excerpt in The Paris Review

"Hot Dog Taste Test roasts food obsession in its many forms with a sometimes gross, sometimes charming collection of watercolors, sketches and comics."—Lucy Feldman, The Wall Street Journal

"Lisa Hanawalt is the 21st century’s voice of funny."—Hans Rollman, Pop Matters

"[Hot Dog Taste Test] gathers many of Hanawalt’s favourite things — anthropomorphized creatures with often gross human foibles and desires, food diaries and lists, interspersed with just the right amount of scatological humour."—Sue Carter,