Drinking at the Movies

Drinking at the Movies

Book - 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.
Publisher: New York : Three Rivers Press, c2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307591838
Characteristics: 187 p. : chiefly ill. ; 24 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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