lisa hanawalt


Mr. Peanutbutter IRL 

Comedian Paul F. Tompkins is one of the stars of the very funny Netflix series Bojack Horseman. He plays a charming dog-man named Mr. Peanutbutter. Artist Lisa Hanawalt is the production designer for the show, and one of her signatures is insanely detailed clothing - in fact, she designs textiles IRL. 

Paul was so taken with one of his character’s costumes, a spangled fuchsia suit, that he had his tailor recreate it in real life. It looks pretty spectacular, and Paul’s one of the few people I can think of with the panache to pull it off. Well played.
For 'BoJack Horseman,' It Matters If A Cartoon Dog Is A Man Or A Woman

The creators of BoJack Horseman had to make a decision: would a female dog be as funny as a male dog? When it comes to gender in comedy, sometimes animators have more power than they realize. 

I’m on NPR’s “All Things Considered,” talking about gender with Raphael Bob-Waksberg! Give it a listen!

Huge thanks to Neda Ulaby for interviewing us. 


We love Lisa Hanawalt’s work on BoJack Horseman, so we asked her to create our next video for #LY2D - #HangontotheNight!


Season 3 is 22 days away! Count it down here with us as we share some of the terrific art from our staff that makes the show look so great!


“If you’re a fan of the Hot Dog Princess, you’re going to love Hot Dog Taste Test,” says critic Etelka Lehoczky. “Lisa Hanawalt’s lushly illustrated, stream-of-consciousness diary reveals a soul cut from the same vibrant cloth as that of the 6-year-old who wore a hot dog costume to a princess-themed dance recital.”

Check out her full review here!

– Petra (wants a hot dog now)