Julia Wertz Paints a Poignant Portrait of Brooklyn

Posted by Guest Author on Nov 15, 2010 in Comic Books |

Drinking at the Movies by Julia Wertz - a wonderful illustration of a typical brooklyn hipster apartment

Drinking at the Movies by Julia Wertz

Similar to The Fart Party Volumes 1 and 2, Julia Wertz shares an autobiographical account of her life in comics. This volume is about her settling into life at New York City, over a year’s period, separated with season’s markers. As a New York native myself, I found myself nodding my head to some bits that she points out, such as points about the food, neighborhoods, bums, and weather. Though I have no personal experience of her experiences in San Francisco, I find myself quite curious, since San Francisco is a city I have never visited, but heard things about.

Drinking at the Movies by Julia Wertz - how to get from Brooklyn to San Francisco (the hard way!)

It is quite interesting to read of her getting use to living in the nitty gritty parts of the Big Apple. A lot of what Wertz talks about are her own failings, and living in parts of Brooklyn where hippsters are active with certain experimental vices. So this book is definitely not meant to be read by right wing conservatives. It dispels a lot of the fairy tale side of living in the city.

There aren’t any stick figures in this book as there were in The Fart Party Vol 2, but there are segments on animating the Wertz’s brain and lost wallet. Toward the end of the book, Wertz mentions political events, and mostly of how her life is going at the time the book ends.

She writes minor updates to her life at the moment on her website, so with Drinking at the Movies being her latest comic anthology out, then there is at this time no further printed updates. In the book there was some mention of a possibility in the Fart Party being picked up to be broadcast on cable television. Would you then watch antics of Julia Wertz?

Drinking at the Movies by Julia Wertz - Cover Illustration

Linda Yau is a fan of Japanese culture, and various anime/manga titles. She writes for several other online publications as animemiz, and her main blog is at animemiz.com.

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