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, and the graphic novels Drinking at the Movies, and The Infinite Wait and Other Stories, both of which were nominated for Eisner Awards. Her last book was Museum of Mistakes: The Fart Party Collection, and her newest book, titled Tenements, Towers & Trash: An Unconventional, Illustrated History of New York City, containing history comics and cityscapes, will be released by Hachette in fall of 2017 (available to pre-order!). She currently does monthly comics and illustration for the New Yorker and Harper’s Magazine. She was an invited resident at this year’s Trailer Blaze Ladies Comics Residency, and we are so excited to welcome her to Seattle in November!