Fall Preview: Merry Misadventures in Julia Wertz’s Drinking at the Movies


Continuing our look at this fall’s top graphic novels, Koyama Press is reissuing Julia Wertz’s Drinking at the Movies, originally published by Three RIvers press but here reissued with all new material and an intro by Janeane Garaofolo. Wertz’s comic strips are autobiographical, but fearless in their honesty, and forgiving in bringing a light touch to […]

Koyama Press Fall slate includes double DeForge, Mai, Wertz and more


Canada’s Koyama Press continues to present a lively slate of boundary-pushing work, and this fall they are putting out their biggest line ever, including two books by Michael DeForge, new books by Jane Mai, Cole Closser and some newcomers, a kid’s book and a revamped version of Julia Wertz’s Drinking at the Movies. I expect one of the most interesting will be Robin Nishio’s Wailed which follows “a group of friends who also happen to be the vanguard of alternative comics making.” And you thought The Sponsor was shattering!

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Julia Wertz on illegal pinball—and running her own crowdfunder


Here’s a history comic on Newyorker.com by Julia Wertz about when pinball was illegal in New York City

In other Wertz news, she’s working on Impossible People, a memoir about her alcoholism that she started years ago and then abandoned. To fund it she’s running her own crowd funding effort, which you can support at the above link. Why her own thing?

Julia Wertz to debut new mini at SPX


ollowing the hilarity of Fart Party and the hilarity tinged with self-examination of Drinking at the Movies and The Infinite Wait, cartoonist Julia Wertz proved herself one of the sharpest observers out there. However she’s been in hiatus from making new comics for the last two years, while getting a new reputation as an urban explorer. (If you want creepy, follow Wertz on Instagram.)

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 12/6/13: Lonely Superman

§ The DC Comics blog actually marshals the evidence for why Superman is lonely: building robot friends, putting a cape on his dog, that kind of thing. § I stayed the hell away from that Sound of Music thing last night. WHY. § And yet I’m intrigued by the first picture of Quvenzhané Wallis as […]

24 Hours of Halloween: Julia Wertz’s photos of abandoned asylums


You may know Julia Wertz as the hilarious cartoonist behind The Infinite Wait and Other Stories, The Fart Pary and many other books. but she also has a thriving hobby in urban exploring: going into abandoned buildings and photographing them. You can find examples on her Flickr stream and amazing galleries on her website. In […]

Review: The Infinite Wait by Julia Wertz: bio, booze and books


The Infinite Wait by Julia Wertz Koyama Press I have a complicated and knotty relationship with auto-bio comics, beset by apprehension and cynicism. There’s no doubt the genre produces some interesting material- Art Spiegelman, Seth, Robert Crumb, to name but a few, but more recently I’ve found a lot of it to be, quite frankly, boring. The […]

Shopping Guide: Julia Wertz on Etsy


Cartoonist Julia Wertz (Fart Party, The Infinite Wait and Other Stories) has just launched Julia’s Junk Shop on Etsy, and if you are looking for gifts for that certain someone, you might find something here. besides Wertz’s own very funny books, there is jewelry made of Peanuts, earrings made of sea glass, and many other […]