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The Fart Party Paperback – December 4, 2007

ISBN-13: 978-0978656935 ISBN-10: 0978656938 Edition: 1st
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"Like the best work of the Slacker Era, The Fart Party communicates the joyous underbelly of an underwhelming existence." --Douglas Rushkoff
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 178 pages
  • Publisher: Atomic Book Company; 1st edition (December 4, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0978656938
  • ISBN-13: 978-0978656935
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 6.5 x 8.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #204,795 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Julia Wertz was born in the San Francisco bay area in 1982 and currently lives in New York City. She is the author/illustrator of the autobiographic comic books The Fart Party vol 1 and vol 2 (Atomic Books 2007, 2009) Drinking at the Movies (Random House 2010) and The Infinite Wait and Other Stories (Koyama Press 2012.) Some of her work is available in French and Spanish from AlterComics. For more, visit www.juliawertz.com.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Luke Deandrade on March 27, 2009
Format: Paperback
if you like farts, laughs, boyfriend/girlfriend situations, bikes, parties, and beer you will like this comic. if you don't like to laugh, get ayn rand instead.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Terry L. Tyson on December 27, 2007
Format: Paperback
Julia Wertz could be called "a fresh new voice on the UG/Indie comic scene" or "a wicked talent to be reckoned with" or "the prom queen of the indie comic sock hop" or a dozen other clever things but none would aptly describe what's going on here.

Yeah, she is a fresh new voice, but her voice has been heard by many already tuned into her via the internet where her comics have a loyal and dedicated following. She's sometimes spiteful, sometimes sweet (often tender, frankly) sometimes self-focused and sometimes offensive but she is always honest and curiously insightful. And funny. Very funny.

Her talent is certainly to be reckoned with because it is obvious with this initial release, she's got much more to say and room to grow in artistic and "literary" terms. And I don't mean this as a criticism.

Indeed, some comic artist/writers might be content with the level and quality of what is presented here, but Wertz is definitely barely hitting her stride. I'd dare others to keep up, because I'd bet a paycheck that she will go further and reach higher than most in her field.

Wertz provides a lot of good stuff here. In addition to dozens of dozens comics (it's not a slim tome, it has considerable heft) we're given the chance to see her style evolve a bit into one that is definitely and recognizable as her own. It's as if we are allowed to see a burgeoning comic artist develop a particular confidence of voice and line that cannot be ignored.

Do yourself a favor and pick up this excellent introduction to "The Fart Party." Keep an eye out for Wertz in the coming years as she continues to present us with her own peculiar view of love, work, play and life. I really can't wait to see what she produces in the years to come, because if this book is any indication, it will be even more amazing.

Buy this book, folks. Now. You'll be glad you weren't late to the party.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By S. Glidden on December 27, 2007
Format: Paperback
Maybe you've been reading [...] for a few years. Maybe you have all of Wertz's minicomics. Maybe you have never even heard of a fartparty. It doesn't really matter, because this book is a must have for all three categories of reader. This is no slim and fast read, but a great chunk of a book that will keep you laughing and sighing until the end. Oh, and Wertz even explains how the name came about in case you were wondering.

This anthology of Wertz's comics start at the very beginning of her foray into the comics medium, but even at the start and without much experience, she proved to have a natural talent for making pictures and words in boxes that pack a punch. Maybe it was her background as a writer or just an inborn wit, but she hit the ground running and has been making great work since the start, and this book covers the first year and a half or so of that process.

Wertz draws in a style that is completely her own and never seems to have fallen into the trap of imitation which many young cartoonists do. Though simple, the strong black and whites express her point of view on the world better than any realist style ever could. Its exciting to see Wertz develop as an artist over the course of the book, but she never loses that edge she has had from the start.

I could go on about the fartparty, talk about the story line that runs throughout the book, or the different characters that we get to know through Wertz's eyes, but that would take away the fun of discovering it for yourself. This book is definitely worth the pricetag, especially since it is a book you can re-read many times without the jokes getting stale. It has a prime spot on my bookshelf and I recommend that you add it to your collection as well.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Brian Dreger on December 6, 2008
Format: Paperback
Julia Wertz is an amazing writer & comic artist, and this first collection of her work is so inspired, vicious, and truthfully hilarious that fans of such humor like, say, tv's MR. SHOW will find this stuff priceless!

Most of the comics are one page, self-contained stories similar to a comic strip...but as someone who really dislikes newspaper comic strips (with a few minor exceptions) I can tell you that Wertz' sense of humor is truly unique and like nothing you have seen in comics!

Buy this book now, track her down at a comic convention and get her to sign it. It will definitely be worth a lot in the future because Julia Wertz is clearly going places (err, GOOD places)!
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By R. Hansen on December 24, 2007
Format: Paperback
Julia Wertz's "The Fart Party" comics chronicle everyday occurrences in the life of a hip 20-something woman living and working in San Fransisco. Ms. Wertz's sharp wit and keen sense of humor elicit giggles, chortles, and occasionally sympathy for her autobiographical foibles.

The fast and loose drawing style, quirky and surprising storytelling and finely-honed humor all make "The Fart Party" one of my favorite new comics of the year, and Ms. Wertz one of my favorite new voices in the genre. Highly recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. S. Ortega on October 17, 2008
Format: Paperback
I was browsing a bookstore when I read the title (Fart Party), and decided to pick it up. I enjoyed the humor and decided to buy it. And yes, the humor is violent and graphic, but who gives. I'm a teen who thought it was cool. Also, it does follow a storyline about Julia Wertz relationship with her boyfriend.
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