Long out of print, Museum of Mistakes, returns in a new edition with a pile of newly unearthed material, including a color section!
"Julia is the funniest, most unique voice in comics rights now, not picking up this book would be a huge f***king mistake." — Brian K. Vaughan
"There is adventure, persistence and charm in Julia's face-slapping stories. These comics look cute and nice, but they aren't; they are interesting, and convey life throes very well." — Gary Panter
"Museum of Mistakes displays a magnificent collection of laffs, gags, and profound profundity. Well worth the price of admission." — Carol Tyler
In 2004, Julia Wertz began a series of funny, irreverent autobiographical comics she called The Fart Party. After posting these comics online 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 now out of print, but Museum of Mistakes collects them into one book, plus numerous pages of Julia s early comic work, unpublished and/or previously uncollected comics, short stories, illustrations, process pages, hate mail, sketchbook pages, tear stains and more.
Julia Wertz is the cartoonist behind 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), and Tenements, Towers & Trash (Hachette, Oct 2017) Her work appears regularly in The New Yorker and the New York Times. See her comics at juliawertz.com and her photography of abandoned places at adventurebibleschool.com. She currently lives in Petaluma, California.