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This article originally appeared in Lisa Hanawalt's book I Want You, published by Drawn & Quarterly and out now. It has been reprinted here with permission.

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Lisa Hanawalt is the creator and showrunner of Tuca & Bertie, an adult animated series. She's the production designer/producer of the Netflix series, BoJack Horseman. She has written & illustrated four books published by Drawn & Quarterly: My Dirty Dumb Eyes, 2013, Hot Dog Taste Test, 2016, Coyote Doggirl, 2018, and I Want You, 2020. She grew up in Palo Alto, California, and graduated from UCLA in 2006. She co-hosts a podcast called Baby Geniuses with comedian Emily Heller, on the Maximum Fun network. She lives in Los Angeles.

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