Julia Wertz on Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? and Spent | The Comics Journal -
A conversation with the Infinite Wait creator about autobiographical graphic novels by Roz Chast and Joe Matt.
A NNNEEEWWWWWW episode of TCJ Talkies is up at The Comics Journal. Julia Wertz came on the show to talk about Roz Chast’s “Can’t we talk about something more pleasant?” and Joe Matt’s SPENT. I’ve been wanting to discuss SPENT with someone for a long time. It’s a book I think about a lot, and probably could have devoted even more time to it than we did.
Mike Dawson and I talked about Roz Chast’s Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? and Joe Matt’s Spent on the latest TCJ Talkies podcast. I’m a fan of both those books, but I really can’t recommend Roz Chast’s new book enough, it’s poignantly depressing, which is the highest compliment I can give. I think the best books aren’t ones that are pleasant and uplifting, but rather the ones that get in your head and just ruin you for days. But are also funny.
Brb, gotta explore this mansion
Abandoned cemetery in Beacon with Rob Yasinsac
Abandoned skating rink at a Catskills resort
I just spent three hours hanging out with these adorable old hippie lesbians (both named Cindy) who I met at a garage sale in the Catskills. We did some craft stuff and then they gave me all these McGovern campaign buttons since he’s my great uncle and they both were huge supporters of his. It was pretty delightful.
I wonder how many UE kids lost their virginity here and then came back 15 years later and just couldn’t believe it.
Added some essentials to my explorer’s first aid lot
Once my dad made up this life philosophy he succinctly titled “Life Choices.” It was based on a photo he took of two sets of railroad tracks disappearing into a sunset, which he claimed represented everyday choices we’re presented with, from we have to choose right or wrong. The problem (of which my disclosure was unappreciated) was the tracks were parallel, thus headed TO THE SAME DESTINATION. This marginally related photo just reminded me of that and lololololol