Julia Wertz was born in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1982 and now lives in Brooklyn, New York. She is the author/illustrator of the Fart Party Volumes 1 and 2, which have nothing to do with farts or parties. She also edited I Saw You, an anthology of comics inspired by real-life missed connection ads. For more information, visit www.fartparty.org.
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. Dont worrythis isnt the typical redemptive coming-of-age tale of a young woman and her glorious triumph over tragedy or any such nonsense. Its simply a hilariousoccasionally poignantbook 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.