Friday, August 15, 2014

Museum of Mistakes: The Fart Party Collection

400pp, Size: 6.5 x 9.25
September 2014
ISBN: 978-0-9786569-6-6

In 2004, Julia Wertz began a series of funny, irreverent autobiographical comics she called “The Fart Party.” After posting these comics online at to acclaim and controversy. She eventually started collecting these comics as self-published minis which found their way to Atomic Books in Baltimore who thought they ought to be collected into a proper book so as to garner Julia more laughs and hate mail.

As these things go, the first volume was so successful, there was a second volume. Both are out of print, but Museum of Mistakes collects them into one book, plus numerous pages of Julia’s early comic work, unpublished and/or previously uncollected comics, short stories, illustrations, process pages, hate mail, sketchbook pages, tear stains and more.

The Fart Party is friggin’ hilarious.” – New York Magazine

Julia is the funniest, most unique voice in comics right now.” – Brian K. Vaughan

If you’re wondering what it’s like to be a smart, self-aware young woman, Wertz’s comics have all the answers.” – The Onion

Monday, July 09, 2012

Lulu Eightball Strips

Original Lulu Eightball strips are available at Atomic Books!

Monday, August 03, 2009

Lulu Eightball Volume 2

Coming in September 2009!

Lulu Eightball runs in numerous alternative weeklies around the country. Emily Flake’s cartoons deal with a variety of subjects, including - but not limited to - life and love and the foibles involved in both. Also drinking, smoking, bumble bees, monkeys, and generally bad decision making.

Collecting several years worth of her strip, plus "lost strips" recently rediscovered that were absent in volume 1 and a comic short story.

"Emily Flake draws these eyes... these ragged, Little Orphan Annie saucer eyes that are at once wide and naive, wise and sly, and maybe a little bit drunk. I'd like to look at the world through those eyes. But it turns out, only Emily Flake can. Thank heaven for her. And hell to boot."
- John Hodgman (More Information Than You Require)

"Don't you sometimes feel the viscous black bile heaving up and getting stuck in your throat from the areas deep in your stomach and around your heart? Because of all the easy cynicism, and sarcasm, and 'funny' pop-culture references? Or even worse: the phony compassion, cheap inspiration, and false hope? Wouldn't it be great if someone shared with you the actual pain of being a human being, accepted you as you were, and was also hilarious? Thank God for Emily Flake."
- Leo Allen (Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Human Giant)

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Fart Party Volume 2

Is out now!

Available at your local comic book store.

"What allows Fart Party to stand out in a field filled with autobiographical comics is Wertz herself, who, to quote the book's foreword by former City Paper comic Perry Bible Fellowship's Nicholas Gurewitch, 'pretty much encapsulates the whole of the human condition.' Her cartoon avatar, resembling the Utz girl's neurotic older sister, is easy to like and perhaps even easier to relate to."
--Baltimore CityPaper.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Lulu Awards

The Lulu Awards are happening at MOCCA this year!

Our own Emily Flake is emceeing the event and our own Julia Wertz is nominated for a Kim Yale Award (best new talent).

And speaking of awards, Emily won a Prism Award earlier this month for These Things Ain't Gonna Smoke Themselves. She beat the Hulk, which was also nominated for "accurate depiction of drug, alcohol, or tobacco use in a comic book story line."

Friday, August 24, 2007

The Fart Party


The Fart Party by Julia Wertz, collects the acclaimed and controversial web comic and zine. The foul-mouthed and hilarious stories here follow the life of Julia, a twentysomething woman living in San Francisco. Includes an introduction by Peter Bagge.

'If you're wondering what it's like to be a smart, self-aware young woman living in San Francisco in 2006, Wertz's comic has all the answers.' -THE ONION


'When I saw the title of Wertz's zine, I didn't expect much beyond raunchy toilet humor, so what I found inside was all the more surprising! Julia's drawings are awesome and her comic timing is perfect... underneath all the drunken craziness, there's a secret heart to the comic that is warm, and dare I say, innocent.' - JOHN PORCELLINO (King-Cat)

Interview with Julia Wertz on The Comics Reporter

Saturday, March 24, 2007

The Future Generation

by China Martens

The Zine-Book For Subculture Parents, Kids, Friends And Others!

'The original punk parent zine.' - Ariel Gore

'Future Generation is a must read for anyone who wants to understand Adrienne Rich's idea of mothering (Of Woman Born) based on the mother's own experience, not the patriarchal definition of motherhood in which mothers must be surveilled, controlled, advised, and punished. For here is an evolution of mothering, a memoir of a conscious mother. Get it. Read it. Pass it on.' - Katherine Arnoldi, author of The Amazing True Story of a Teenage Single Mom and All Things Are Labor

'Without a doubt, this book will go down as a parenting classic for the
future generations.' - Jessica Mills/MRR, author of My Mother Wears Combat Boots

'Martens has been writing since long before the mommy wars were a media trope, but her work is a powerful response to punditry casting institutional and political problems as personal issues of "work-life balance" for mothers (notably, not fathers).' - Lisa Jervis, Bitch Magazine

Interview with China Martens in the Baltimore CityPaper

Best Zine - Baltimore Magazine, Baltimore Bests 2007