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We all know the stories of how creative people get into the business of creating for a living, but how did they start using their imaginations in the first place? On the Beginnings podcast, writer and performer Andy Beckerman asks well-known and up-and-coming comedians, musicians, writers and artists about their earliest creative acts and about other formative childhood experiences.

Jun 13, 2013

On today’s show we talk to cartoonist Lisa Hanawalt. Based in Brooklyn, Lisa has been making mini-comics for years, garnering a number of awards for her work, including Ignatz Awards in 2009 and 2010. Her cartoons have appeared in McSweeney’s, The Believer and many other publications, and this year, Drawn and Quarterly released her first book My Dirty Dumb Eyes.

Last week, Lisa stopped by Andy’s new place in Harlem to discuss everything from horses, cats and animal deaths to school popularity and becoming self-conscious. And of course, exactly what you might expect from a comedy podcast: class consciousness; guilt and privilege; and anxiety and depression!

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