Comics in the City 2018: Julia Wertz

Friday, July 20, 7:00 pm
Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus

Julia Wertz is a professional cartoonist, amateur historian and part time urban explorer/photographer. She made the comic books The Fart Party Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 (collected in Museum of Mistakes) and the graphic novels Drinking at the Movies, and The Infinite Wait and Other Stories, both of which were nominated for Eisner Awards. Her newest book, Tenements, Towers & Trash: An Unconventional, Illustrated History of New York City, was published by Black Dog & Leventhal/Hachette in Oct 2017, for which she won the 2018 Brendan Gill Prize. She currently does monthly comics and illustration for the New Yorker. Her work appears semi-regularly in publications such as the New York Times, Harper’s Magazine, the Believer, and Medium. She is a repeated MacDowell Colony fellow. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, she spent a decade in New York City. As of 2018, she lives in Northern California but is often in NYC.

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Comics in the City 2018

In celebration CCA’s MFA in Comics graduate students making their return to San Francisco, California College of the Arts will host its sixth annual summer guest speaker series featuring three of comics' most celebrated creators and a special reading by our graduating students.

Each Friday during the month of July, the Comics in the City speaker series will highlight various aspects of the comics medium from independent publishing to the craft of writing and the future of digital comics. Featuring award-winning storyteller J.H. Williams III (Promethia, Sandman: Overture), critically-acclaimed cartoonist Julia Wertz (Tenements, Towers, & Trash), rising star Ashley A. Woods (NiobeLadycastle), and our very own graduate cartoonists, this public lecture series will take place on CCA's San Francisco campus. Check individual event descriptions for location and start time. For more information about the MFA in Comics program: cca.edu/mfacomics and facebook.com/ccamfacomics.

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