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!

Lisa Hanawalt, who you may remember from such white hot Lucky Peach hits as The Secret Lives of Chefs, has a handful of copies of her new zine left. It is called Save a Horse, Ride a Hanawalt and the image above is stolen from it and it costs $8 and you should buy it now before it’s too late and you have to ice down a bottle of wine and cry yourself to sleep (again).

UPDATE: it’s gone! Miss it? For shame. Go follow Lisa’s tumblr and twitter (@lisadraws — seriously, she and drawer Jillian Tamaki aka @dirtbagg are two of my favorite persons on the Twitter) so you don’t mess up like that again. And get me some more ice for my wine while you’re up.


“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)