Monday, August 03, 2009
Coming in September 2009!
Lulu Eightball runs in numerous alternative weeklies around the country. Emily Flake’s cartoons deal with a variety of subjects, including - but not limited to - life and love and the foibles involved in both. Also drinking, smoking, bumble bees, monkeys, and generally bad decision making.
Collecting several years worth of her strip, plus "lost strips" recently rediscovered that were absent in volume 1 and a comic short story.
"Emily Flake draws these eyes... these ragged, Little Orphan Annie saucer eyes that are at once wide and naive, wise and sly, and maybe a little bit drunk. I'd like to look at the world through those eyes. But it turns out, only Emily Flake can. Thank heaven for her. And hell to boot."
- John Hodgman (More Information Than You Require)
"Don't you sometimes feel the viscous black bile heaving up and getting stuck in your throat from the areas deep in your stomach and around your heart? Because of all the easy cynicism, and sarcasm, and 'funny' pop-culture references? Or even worse: the phony compassion, cheap inspiration, and false hope? Wouldn't it be great if someone shared with you the actual pain of being a human being, accepted you as you were, and was also hilarious? Thank God for Emily Flake."
- Leo Allen (Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Human Giant)
Posted by Rachel at 10:53 PM
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Is out now!
Available at your local comic book store.
"What allows Fart Party to stand out in a field filled with autobiographical comics is Wertz herself, who, to quote the book's foreword by former City Paper comic Perry Bible Fellowship's Nicholas Gurewitch, 'pretty much encapsulates the whole of the human condition.' Her cartoon avatar, resembling the Utz girl's neurotic older sister, is easy to like and perhaps even easier to relate to."
Posted by Rachel at 4:21 PM