The two creators, who were married in 2015, met through the dating app OK Cupid, as chronicled on the quasi-autobiographical Lady Dynamite! show on Netflix. The graphic novel will recount their story through the eyes of their pug housemates.
“As a dog lover, and as a comics fan, I was immediately charmed by Hogbook and Lazer Eyes from almost the first page,” said Fantagraphics Associate Publisher Eric Reynolds. “Maria and Scott have crafted something as sweet and beautiful as it is laugh out loud funny.”
Here’s the description from Fantagraphics:
As recounted in Bamford’s buzzy Netflix series Lady Dynamite!, newly single fortysomethings Maria Bamford and Scott Cassidy each signed up on the dating site O.K. Cupid, under the respective usernames “Hogbook” and “Lazer Eyes.” They went on a date, and then another, and soon, despite a history of Bipolar II disorder and unhealthy relationships, they fall in love and are married in 2015. We view all of this through the prism of their pug housemates.
In addition to Lady Dynamite!, Bamford has also appeared in films such as Lucky Numbers, Stuart Little 2 and The Bubble. She’s also voiced many animated characters on TV for shows like Animaniacs, We Bare Bears, Bob’s Burgers and even the SuperF*ckers web series. Cassidy, meanwhile, has been drawing, painting, sculpting and more since the 1990s, with his work appearing in numerous shows in the L.A. area.
The graphic novel will arrive in stores in June.