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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Cartoonist Julia Wertz Reveals Her Struggle With Alcoholism In This Brave New Story

Posted by on Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 11:21 AM

Her mix of comics, journal entries, and letters from rehab is heartbreaking, and well worth the read.


I've been reading Julia Wertz comics for ages, and she has a tremendous sense of humor, which is still on full display as she writes about one of the toughest things someone can go through. She's super honest about stuff recovering addicts don't always talk about, like how getting through her addiction changed her approach to her work and how she didn't leave rehab totally fixed. She's finding ways to cope by doing dope stuff like this, and I'm excited that she'll have new books out soon, too. I'm totally rooting for her.


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Quintus Slide 1
Wow. This is fantastic.
Posted by Quintus Slide on January 16, 2014 at 11:54 AM · Report this
TomJohnsonJr 2
@1, it sure is. This is a story that's got so much more to come.
Posted by TomJohnsonJr on January 16, 2014 at 12:00 PM · Report this
emor 3
I read the whole thing and I liked it.
Posted by emor on January 16, 2014 at 12:16 PM · Report this
Grant Brissey, Emeritus 4
Yes. This rules.
Posted by Grant Brissey, Emeritus on January 16, 2014 at 1:14 PM · Report this
I believe there is good movie or tv pilot potential here.
Posted by neo-realist on January 16, 2014 at 1:44 PM · Report this
thank you so much for this.
Posted by jt on January 16, 2014 at 9:05 PM · Report this
Sandiai 7
Just one bottle of wine, "like a lady."
Posted by Sandiai on January 17, 2014 at 4:48 AM · Report this

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