Did you know that Mario Batali’s Crocs can double as pasta-makers? Or that Anna Wintour takes power naps in a Louis Vuitton trunk? Or that Martha Stewart hot-glues dildos to her oven knobs when she’s drunk? OK, OK, none of that is true (that we know of). Rather, these hilarious scenarios are what Brooklyn-based illustrator and cartoonist Lisa Hanawalt has dreamed up in her first book, My Dirty Dumb Eyes. A contributor to The New York Times, Vanity Fair, and McSweeney’s, Hanawalt turns her idiosyncratic eye to subjects such as The Vow(which ends with her explaining why a rat eating a churro is more romantic than the Channing Tatum film), the types of hats you might see animals wearing at Fashion Week (like a Chia Pet pillbox), and all things scatological (including a “stool chart” of the feces of different animals). Get to know how her strange and brilliant mind works at tonight’s launch party.
Mon., May 20, 7 p.m., 2013