2A = Thursday, October 23, 2008
Part fry cook, part Stan Lee
Next time you walk into Red "t'm an insomniat, so it's not a tion to a "Robot and Dinosaurs"
Hot Lovers on East University big deal," she said. series that she started about a
Avenue at 3 am., watch out for Although she's usually found month ago.
the spunky cook with the two behind the counter, you might be Her craft is mostly self-taught,
Star Trek tattoos preparing your able to catch Austin during slow hot she has also taken a few class-
meal. hours sitting in her favorite hooch es.
Ann Arbor resident Lynzie in the back left corner of the res- "I can do comics all day," she
Austin might just feature you in taurant expanding her hook of said.
her next cartoon. cartoons. Austin said thoughts of draw-
Customers have inspired a few Austin started drawing car- ing as a full-time career have
of Austin's creations, especially toons at around age fifteen. She crossed her mind. Five years
those that frequent the restau-. didn't take any art classes grow- from now, she doesn't see herself
rant during the "drunk rush." ing up, so drawing comics became as a cook at Red Hot Lovers.
"Drunk guys give me the best a "creative outlet." She started "I want to go to school to be
stories," she said as she pointed her first series in 2002, known a tattoo artist," she said. "And
to her drawing of a tipsy robot as the "Hungry Bunny" after her hopefully I'll still be doing rum-
with a slouched electronic hat. friend told her to draw a bunny ics."
"I always have enough to fill up a eating a waffle. Austin believes her comics ,
comic strip or two." "I never looked back after convey a message to all of her .
Austin, who has worked as a that," she said. viewers.
cook at Red Hot Lovers for about The "Hungry Bunny" series "It doesn't have to be well- Forta
a year, works from 6 p.m. to S a.m. has been published in "Whatever" drawn to be funny," she said. Chara
six days a week. The night shift and "Raw" by Tom Q. Currently, "Rverything has to be taken with Mich
might seem exhausting to most Austin is working on a series of a grain of salt."
people, but not to Austin. comics to put in a book, in addi- LARA ZADE
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WHAT: A set of keys were
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reported. Police have no sus-
Twelve hats ! Lecture on
damaged by leak Japanese food
WHRE: North Hall culture
WHEN: Tuesday at about 1:30
WHAT: A water leak from a
pipe in the basement of North
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University Police reported.
The hats were valued at $D5
each. Police don't know the
cause of the leak occurred.
WHAT: A lecture about
Japanese food culture titled
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Food Culture and Global
WHO: Center for Japanese
WHEN: Today at noon
WHERE: School of Social
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1The city of Scranton is pay-
ing a woman $19,000 to
settle a lawsuit that began
with her arrest on disorderly
conduct charges for swearing
at her overflowing toilet, The
Associated Press reported.
2 The Erebus haunted
house in Pontiac, which
includes about 9,800
square feet of dragons, mon-
sters, mutant apes and people
in gruesome makeup, has
held the title of World's Larg-
est Walk-Through Haunted
house in the Guinness Book
of World Records since 2005.
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3Tins Fey glues her ears
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WHAT: A metal tray contain-
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tridges was stolen, University
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itms were valued at $7. Police
have no suspects.
WHERE: Haven Hall
WHEN: Tuesday at about 10
WHAT: A Trek bike was sto-
len from outside Haven Hall,
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The bike wps valued at $1,400.
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answer questions about job
talks during academic inter-
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