Julia Wertz

is creating comics, illustration, urban exploring, etc

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Hello kind reader, I’m Julia Wertz: professional cartoonist, amateur historian, urban exploring hobbyist. I’ve been making comics and graphic novels since 2005 (see: the Fart Party/Museum of Mistakes, Drinking at the Movies, The Infinite Wait & Other Stories, Tenements, Towers, & Trash) but after I finished my last book in early 2017, I got writer’s block something fierce. Every comic I tried to make felt forced and uninspired and I worried I wouldn’t be able to get back to work. I read a bunch of books about writer’s block, and they didn’t do shit.

What eventually did help was getting back to how my whole career started- making goofy, badly drawn, stick figure diary comics about my daily life. I realized I missed the immediacy and direct connection of this type of unprofessional, unpolished work. I missed making comics for no other reason than I did something stupid or someone said something funny. I missed making comics because I wanted to, not because I was contractually obligated. That is not to say I don't love making art and writing about history and abandoned places. I deeply enjoy those things and will continue doing them as a hobby, but not a career focal point. This year I’m getting back to how I started, with autobiographical comics about nothing and everything. I'll be working on a book about my last years in NYC, and doing these diary comics.

So now that I am making comics again, I’d like to continue to do so, and your support will help me stay inspired and committed. Also I’m gonna be doing a lot of traveling and exploring this year, so maybe it will be fun to follow along? I hope so! Some of these posts will be public for everyone to read here and on social media (mainly instagram and twitter) since I don’t want all of my work to be limited to only those who can pay, but Patreon supporters will get access to every post. Your support is utmost appreciated!

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