The Fart Party Really Stinks
January 15, 2014 9:45 AM Subscribe
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Cartoonist Julia Wertz
reflects on the years she spent consumed by alcoholism and depression, via comics and prose.
"My theory is that since the best comedy often springs from tragedy, cynicism, sarcasm and misanthropy, those who excel in comedy usually come from a background comprised of those events and character defects."
The title refers to a previous incarnation of her autobio comic, published online and in print as Fart Party.
A selection of those older strips can still be read in her archives here
(Please note: this essay and her comics talk frankly about suicidal thoughts, depression and alcoholism.)