Mike Dawson Comics

August 17, 2011

TCJ Talkies – Lisa Hanawalt

Filed under: TCJ Talkies — Tags: , , , — Mike @ 10:04 am

Lisa Hanawalt joins me in the Talkie Hutt for a chat for a very entertaining discussion about her career.

I love Lisa’s comics. They are laugh out loud funny. I was interested to hear she has aspirations towards performance. She posits that many cartoonists wish they could be stand-up comedians. I am not sure what the numbers are, but I’ve talked on The Ink Panthers Show about how maybe it would be nice to do stand-up as a “fall-back” career, if cartooning doesn’t pan out. It’s funny, I get very nervous before I do any public speaking. I even get nervous before I record podcasts with cartoonists I don’t know very well (such as Lisa). But, I feel so good afterwards, in both situations – it’s why I keep doing it. Anytime I’ve ever done a live reading or podcast, and felt like it went well, it’s been like a natural high afterwards. Lisa seems to be able to relate. Have a listen.

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