I Want You
The filthy, funny early work from the Tuca & Bertie creator, and Bojack Horseman production designerBefore 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.

I Want You Details

TitleI Want You
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseAug 18th, 2020
PublisherDrawn & Quarterly
ISBN-139781770463882
Rating
GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels

I Want You Review

  • Taylor
    January 1, 1970
    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 others reviews I am reminded of when my book club read Hot Dog Taste Test. The entire discussion I knew I had enjoyed the book more than anyone else there but couldn’t quite describe what made me like it so much. A few years, several seasons of Bojack Horseman, the cancellation and revival of Tuca and Be 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 others reviews I am reminded of when my book club read Hot Dog Taste Test. The entire discussion I knew I had enjoyed the book more than anyone else there but couldn’t quite describe what made me like it so much. A few years, several seasons of Bojack Horseman, the cancellation and revival of Tuca and Bertie and countless episodes of Baby Geniuses later, I can say this is fully my cup of tea. I understand that it’s not for everyone and with the work in I Want You being so much more detailed than in her other collections the slightly off now feels fully grotesque. That being said, I read this in an afternoon and immediately reached for her other books because I wanted more when it was over. Hanawalt’s observations make me giggle as much as they make me feel less alone in my own strange thoughts.
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  • J. Bradley
    January 1, 1970
    “Bitch, you’re a fucking wild card” is now the affirmation I’ll give to everyone I love.
  • Zélia Padilha
    January 1, 1970
    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 page, but the best part is that you can laugh about your worst fears!! And for any BoJack Horseman fans, it’s a delight to see the inspiration for the main character in these pages. He-Horse makes me want to see a more detailed high fashion version of BoJack’s world. Lisa’s mind is a delightful playgroun 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 page, but the best part is that you can laugh about your worst fears!! And for any BoJack Horseman fans, it’s a delight to see the inspiration for the main character in these pages. He-Horse makes me want to see a more detailed high fashion version of BoJack’s world. Lisa’s mind is a delightful playground, and I’m so glad to see her work evolution.
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  • Danielle
    January 1, 1970
    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 of this, it was too disconnected for me.
  • Samoyes
    January 1, 1970
    I loved this book. It had me literally lauging out loud.
  • Amy
    January 1, 1970
    I like Hanawalt’s drawing style, but the raunchy, absurdist humor is not for me...
  • Karla Strand
    January 1, 1970
    I’m a fan if the artwork but this type of humor just isn’t my jam. I know many people who love it and will love this book.
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