It’s been a while since I talked about Julia Wertz. Her latest comic for the New Yorker is absolutely timely and a great way to get excited to rewatch the 1989 horror classic Pet Sematary. Julia Wertz talk about her childhood reading of Stephen King’s book Pet Sematary, convincing her mother that she’s “totally old enough to handle it”. At least until something kind of creepy happens.
This is a perfect way to get to know Julia Wertz comics. It’s got her wit, humour and personal touch that makes her stories so delightful to read.
You can read Julia Wertz’s A True Story About Reading Pet Sematary As A Ten Year Old over at The New Yorker


  1. I read “Pet Sematary” in my early 20s, and it was creepy at that age. And my cat had just died when I read it.

  2. What I take away from this comic:
    Asshole family doesn’t take care of cat. Cat finds new home where they get her looked at by a vet and groom her. Asshole family then kills cat by carelessness. The new owner of the cat must’ve been very upset!

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