Drinking At The Movies by Julia WertzDrinking At The Movies by Julia Wertz

Drinking At The Movies

byJulia WertzIntroduction byJaneane Garofalo

Paperback | November 20, 2015

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Representing Julia Wertz's critically acclaimed first graphic memoir in a new format, with a brand new sketchbook from Wertz, and an introduction by Janeane Garofalo. But don't worry; we haven't replaced any of the wrenching and ribald, whiskey-soaked coming-of-age tale. This is Wertz at her best, which is sometimes her worst.Julia Wertzlives and works in Brooklyn. She is the author of the autobiographic comic books The Fart Party Vols. 1 and 2 (Atomic Books, 2007, 2009). Both volumes were collected as Museum of Mistakes in 2014, Drinking at the Movies (Random House, 2010) and The Infinite Wait and Other Stories (Koyama Press, 2012).
Julia Wertz was born in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1982 and currently lives in Brooklyn. She is the author of the autobiographic comic books The Fart Party Vols. 1 and 2 (Atomic Books, 2007, 2009) both volumes were collected as Museum of Mistakes in 2014, Drinking at the Movies (Random House, 2010) and The Infinite Wait and Other...
Title:Drinking At The MoviesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:220 pages, 9 × 6.5 × 0.54 inPublished:November 20, 2015Publisher:Koyama PressLanguage:English

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Editorial Reviews

This modern-day classic of a graphic memoir has been beautifully reissued by Koyama Press, and from the moment you read the wonderfully wacky forward by Janeane Garofalo, you know you're in for a treat." - Swapna Krishna, Panels "The Wertz that stands outside the pages and fashions the panels of her life as captured in comics is trying to work things out, and she is letting us in on her journey." - John Seven, Comics Beat Wertz's childish faces and frames are deceptively simple. She has plenty to say, and does. Often silly and irreverent, (her first published comic strip was called Fart Party), Wertz is serious, too, in addressing her drinking, her autoimmune disease, and her fears for the wayward brother she left behind in San Francisco." - Annie Bostrom, Booklist "Wertz is one of the finest autobiographical comic artists." - Pete Redrup, The Quietus "[Wertz is] fun to hang out with, and Drinking at the Movies provides maybe the most perfect way to do so: You can enjoy her company, but with the safety that the distance of reading a comic book echo of the real experiences can provide." - J. Caleb Mozzocco, ComicsAlliance "The ups and downs of Gen Y/Millennial life, the awful jobs, the bad dates, the poor life choices? no one has covered as sharply and as Wertz." - Heidi MacDonald, The Comics Beat "Charming? bold yet subtle? Subtly subverts the expectations of the memoir even as [Wertz's] drawing style - blocky, simple, with a deceptive lack of polish - speaks to the rough-hewn intimacy of the form? She is laceratingly self-revealing, exposing her failings with a glee that borders on the perverse? What Wertz is tracing is the difficulty of knowing how to live? Title to the contrary, this is not really a book about alcohol. Rather, it's about her development, her transition into adulthood ("Well, sort of"), which Wertz reveals with acuity and grace? A quiet triumph, a portrait of the artist in the act of becoming, a story with heart and soul." - David Ulin, Los Angeles Times "Wertz's first full-length graphic novel captures everything that is the glorious twenties? that is if you're a broke comic artist who's struggling to pay rent and keep your head afloat above the fray that is life in New York City. Wertz capably-and more importantly, believably-gets to the nitty gritty of post-collegiate life." - Kirkus Reviews "Delightful." - Time Out New York "The author, charming, smart and adrift, gently examines her choices, while making fun of them at the same time." - Angela Matano, Campus Circle "