7 x 9
176 Pgs
$24.95 CAD/$22.95 USD

The new book from the James Beard Award-winning cartoonist and designer/producer of Netflix’s Bojack Horseman

Hot Dog Taste Test serves up Lisa Hanawalt's devastatingly funny comics, saliva-stimulating art, and deliciously screwball lists as she skewers the pomposities of foodie subculture. From the James Beard Award-winning cartoonist and production designer/producer of Bojack Horseman, Hot Dog Taste Test dishes out five-star laughs as Hanawalt keenly muses on pop culture, relationships, and the animal in all of us.

Praise for Hot Dog Taste Test

....hilarious and at times breathtakingly inventive.


Hot Dog Taste Test roasts food obsession in its many forms with a sometimes gross, sometimes charming collection of watercolors, sketches and comics

The Wall Street Journal

Hanawalt’s art balances the somber and the playful ... Whether she’s drawing horse-people inked with unnervingly detailed lines or a young moose fretting about her art practice ... Hanawalt’s hybrids make use of the estrangement between human and animal.

The Guardian

We are so lucky to get these peeks into Lisa Hanawalt's brain and stomach. The amount of joy in her gleefully pervy illustrations makes me happier to be alive. I aspire to the level of enthusiasm she seems to derive from examining how stupid it is to be a person!

Tavi Gevinson, Editor of Rookie

The cartoons evoke an idiosyncratic absurdity akin to Roz Chast’s work (“Baking tip: keep your sweet tooth away from your salt molar”)... Hanawalt’s self-aware humor (with a side order of deeply affecting personal stories) will whet anyone’s appetite.

Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

Lisa Hanawalt is the 21st century’s voice of funny.


[Hot Dog Taste Test] gathers many of Hanawalt’s favourite things — anthropomorphized creatures with often gross human foibles and desires, food diaries and lists, interspersed with just the right amount of scatological humour.

Metro News

Lisa Hanawalt is the Matisse of the buffet line, the O'Keeffe of the fishball and the Vermeer of the pigeon with a hot dog in its beak. Also: horses.

Jonathan Gold, Food Critic and Pulitzer Prize Winner

Lisa Hanawalt is my favourite funny artist. Her special brand of humour hits me directly where I live, even though I never told her where I live.

Jaime Hernandez, Author of Love and Rockets

Lisa Hanawalt has an amazing ability to make the mundane disturbing and the strange seem normal. Also, her baking tips are solid.

David Chang, Founder of Momofuku Restaurants & Lucky Peach Magazine

[Hanawalt's] irreverent illustrated musings ... depict things we all feel but rarely say out loud.

—Sabrina Ford, Bust June/July Issue

... a truly hard-to-classify book that combines—in full color with her loose, fanciful line—stories, food reporting, doodles, wacky lists, and illustrations of animal-people.

Hillary Chute, Artforum

Frankly speaking, you should get off your buns and go buy this book — you'll relish it.

Amy Sedaris
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