I Want You

I Want You

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28, , comics, 2020, own, animals, Sequential Art, Humor

The filthy, funny early work from the Tuca & Bertie creator, 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 and cartoonist, Hanawalt strikes the perfect balance of 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.

Title:I Want You
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781770463882
Format Type:

    I Want You Reviews

  • Taylor

    I read I Want You in the way I always seem to read Hanawalt’s work—in one sitting, sinking deeper into her absurdist sense of humor as the book goes on. As I rate this book five stars and notice o...

  • J. Bradley

    “Bitch, you’re a fucking wild card” is now the affirmation I’ll give to everyone I love. ...

  • Pidge

    A collection of older black and white comics by Lisa Hanawalt! If you like like dirty, dark adult humor then look no further all of her stuff is great. I don't love this one quite as much as My Dirty ...

  • Zelia Padilha

    Lisa’s work makes me feel less alone in the world. It’s so freeing to see a woman exploring the most absurd thoughts inside her mind. Yes, it can be too much sometimes to see those things on the p...

  • Ojasvi Vohra

    Ones upon a time, there was a donkey but it was purple.He was a poor donkey and he lives in a bush.But he was not Brave at all. When night comes, he hides in the bushes.In a night, a lion comes to eat...

  • Danielle

    I really wish I could get into Hanawalt's comics the same way I got into Bojack Horseman. I think the draw for me is having everything be a part of the larger story, so even though I liked some parts ...

  • Mikki

    Bizarre & hilarious. Go ahead and overwhelm your eyeballs with the quirky details in this wild ride....

  • Samoyes

    I loved this book. It had me literally lauging out loud. ...

  • Amy

    I like Hanawalt’s drawing style, but the raunchy, absurdist humor is not for me......

  • Lenny

    Very fun. Many genuine laugh out loud moments, a few misses from me but over a book I will come back to a peruse from time to time...