Drinking at the Movies

Drinking at the Movies

Book - 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 Wertz lives 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 is the anti-Bridget Jones; her diary comics are filled with life's real and often really hilarious moments.

Publisher: [Toronto] :, Koyama Press,, 2015
Edition: First Koyama Press edition
Copyright Date: ©2010
ISBN: 9781927668269
Characteristics: xii, 179 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm


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Sep 21, 2017

I like New York City. I like watching young adults find their way, with messy missteps and outright f*ckups. Julia Wertz delivers on every count. I was not previously familiar with her work and now I want to read everything she's written. This meandering tale well captures a certain type of person in their early 20's. It provided a great and mindless escape.

Aug 06, 2016

Good storytelling, interesting, insightful, funny (but foreword is just plain bad!)

Dec 31, 2013

Its hilarious XD

master_of_disater Aug 09, 2011


Apr 13, 2011

This book is a combination of one-page comics originally published on Wertz's Fart Party website and several short stories, all drawn together under the theme of her cross-country move and first year living in New York.

I wouldn't call her "the voice of a generation" or anything (ahem, official book description), and I don't think she would claim that either. She is pretty funny, hilarious at times (I LOL'd) and she's learning to craft a mean story. By learning, I mean that she opens the book by framing a story that she never actually tells (how she gave up drinking), although she does hint around it a few times.

I look at this as a prelude to her upcoming work, which promises to be fantastic. Read this book now, before she blows up, for bragging rights to your indie comics friends in years to come.

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