Drinking at the Movies

By Julia Wertz
(Three Rivers Press (CA), Paperback, 9780307591838, 187pp.)

Publication Date: August 31, 2010

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In her first full-length graphic memoir, Julia Wertz (creator of the cult-hit comic The Fart Party) documents the year she left San Francisco for the unfamiliar streets of New York. Don’t worry—this isn’t the typical redemptive coming-of-age tale of a young woman and her glorious triumph over tragedy or any such nonsense. It’s simply a hilarious—occasionally poignant—book filled with interesting art, absurd humor and plenty of amusing self-deprecation. Box by box, Wertz chronicles four sketchy apartments, seven terrible jobs, family drama, traveling fiascos, and too many whiskey bottles to count.

About the Author
Julia Wertz was born on the wrong side of the tracks in northern California in 1982 to a Christian reverend and a Sunday school teacher. Obviously, something went horribly wrong, and this book is the result. Wertz currently lives in Brooklyn, New York where she works as a professional cartoonist and amateur urban explorer. Her comics, books, and art can be seen at Museum of Mistakes (JuliaWertz.com), and her photography, research and exploring stories appear on Adventure Bible School (adventurebibleschool.com). Her previous work has earned two Eisner nominations.
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