I hate to admit it, but it’s harder to fall in love with bands these days at the same speed or with the same urgency as when I was a teenager. I don’t have the kind of time I did then to put into “discovering” cool bands like it's my full-time job. (I didn’t have that kind of time then either as I should have been doing schoolwork, but getting into music was obvs way more fun.)
Lisa Hanawalt is a Brooklyn-based artist whose first major book, My Dirty Dumb Eyes, comes out on Drawn & Quarterly in May. Her work has appeared in The Hairpin, Vanity Fair, The Believer, and she illustrated a book about farts once. I thought it would be a good idea to meet Lisa for coffee at Cookie Road in Greenpoint to talk about her life, and to also make sure and point out that I knew a lot about her—even prior to our interview, because I’d been stalking her on Twitter and Instagram for a month.
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