Museum of Mistakes: The Fart Party Collection

2014 DEBUT Museum of Mistakes: The Fart Party Collection
Book Author(s) Julia Wertz
Publisher Atomic Book Company
Book List Price $24
All-Ages Appropriate No
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In 2004, Julia Wertz began a series of funny, irreverent autobiographical comics she called “The Fart Party.” After posting these comics online at to acclaim and controversy. She eventually started collecting these comics as self-published minis which found their way to Atomic Books in Baltimore who thought they ought to be collected into a proper book so as to garner Julia more laughs and hate mail.

As these things go, the first volume was so successful, there was a second volume. Both are out of print, but Museum of Mistakes collects them into one book, plus numerous pages of Julia’s early comic work, unpublished and/or previously uncollected comics, short stories, illustrations, process pages, hate mail, sketchbook pages, tear stains and more.


The Fart Party is friggin’ hilarious.” –New York Magazine


Julia is the funniest, most unique voice in comics right now.” –Brian K. Vaughan


If you’re wondering what it’s like to be a smart, self-aware young woman, Wertz’s comics have all the answers.” –The Onion