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Museum of Mistakes pre-orders

June 9, 2014

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 (Please note this is not the final cover,  it’s just a placeholder)

Pre-order Museum of Mistakes- quick links, info follows:

-Preview pages of Museum of Mistakes: The Fart Party Collection

-For just the book, choose a package from the book section of my Etsy store.

-To also buy original artwork, illustrations, handmade junk, photography prints or exploring treasures, go to the other listings in my store, sections listed to the left.

-Contact me at juliajwertz(at)gmail.com if your question isn’t answered in the following post, or you want to pre-order the book without using Etsy.

ABOUT: Museum of Mistakes: The Fart Party Collection is a 400 page omnibus of my early comics, including The Fart Party Vol 1 & 2 as well over 150 pages of previously unpublished material, some of which ostensibly would have been Fart Party Vol 3, had I done a third volume. Some of the “new” materials has appeared online, in newspapers, zines or magazines and some have appeared nowhere, but none of which have been printed in books. There is also a full color section of my earliest early work, meaning before I created the Fart Party style, as well as a process section, funny/mean fan letters and answers, collaboration pieces, random illustrations and short story comics. Please go here for preview pages.

PRE-ORDER INFO: All orders placed now will be shipped out as soon as I receive the books in September. The book will still be for sale in my Etsy store after that, and will debut at SPX in Bethesda, MD, September 13th-14th, where I’ll be signing/selling books at the Atomic Books and Koyama Press tables. 

IMPORTANT!! Please do NOT place a pre-order if you are not going to be at the same address in September! I can’t be responsible for changing addresses, the one listed in your order is the one I will be shipping to. If you’re planning on moving, please order in September.

Museum of Mistakes will also be available at local comic book shops and online, but buying directly from my online store is the best way to support me/my work and it is very much appreciated. I also have original art, illustrations, handmade junk and exploring treasures available in my Etsy store.

At this point, we have not set a cover price, however if you’ve purchased books from me before, you know that the books I sell directly are always set above the cover price. This is understandably confusing to some people, so I’ll try to clarify the situation with a Q&A, comprise of  questions people actually ask me, and questions I’m pretending people ask me but they totally don’t. 

Q&A about book orders, how/why they work:

Q: How does it work when I buy stuff directly from you as opposed to elsewhere?

A: Please allow me to answer in graphic format:

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Q: Why do you sell your books above cover price?

A: Books purchased directly from me are sold in package formats that include extras like prints, artwork, magnets, keychains, mix cds, etc…I do this for two reasons: 1) I need money. 2) To drive people who can only afford cover price books to purchase them directly from the publisher or from a local comic book store or distributor.

Q: Why should I buy the book directly from you and not just wait until it’s cheaper on Amazon?

A: Besides the obvious reason that I do not make any money off Amazon sales, buying directly from me means and I can also provide a touch of personalization unavailable when you order it elsewhere. Actually it’s more like I smother it in personalization, since everything I send along with the packages is hand-made, and orders can be highly customized.

If you cannot afford a book package directly from me, I highly encourage you to purchase the book directly from Atomic Books or your local comic book store. I understand that sometimes Amazon is the only choice, in which case, please try to buy the book from Atomic Books on Amazon, under Wunderpants Productions. When you buy a used book off Amazon from a random seller, neither my publisher nor I see a penny from that and the sales does not count as a book sold for us, which is important for my future book projects, and as a small press and a indie cartoonist, that whole Amazon situation just sucks. Every sales counts, and sometimes the difference comes down to the price of a coffee or half a sandwich, and buy buying from one of us, you’re helping insure that I can keep making comics. I am not saying don’t buy from Amazon, just if you must, please try to get it from Amazon themselves or a direct distributor, not someone’s old, coffee stained copy.

Q: All hand-made, huh? Really?

A: Yeah, really, I hand cut and draw all the panels, I cut/glue/assemble every keychain and buttons, I print the prints at home on nice paper I buy at an art store that I walk to and I pack every package on my own and they’re picked up directly from my apartment. All the library related extras are from an abandoned asylum, and it took me three trips with lots of muddy underground tunnel walking to recover and bring back home, so yeah, all that shit is about as personalized as it can be.

Q: (This is a real question I got once, I’m not kidding) So last time I bought something from your Etsy store and then sent a message, I was talking directly to you? I didn’t think it was you because the person was so nice!

A: Yes, you were talking directly to me! And here’s the thing: I’m not really an asshole, I just play one on the internet. One on one, I’m more than happy to talk to you and work out any order issues or even suggest other books you might like reading, because I love that nerd racket.

Q: …but once I saw you yell at someone on the patio at SPX…

A: Yeah, well that guy was a piece of shit and had been harassing me for years and sending me all kinds of crazy emails and bizarre packages directly to my apartment and then called me a bitch for not appreciating any of it. As long as you’re not him, we’re good.

Q: I’d like you to sign the book to someone specific, how do I let you know that?

A: When checking out on Etsy or in Paypal, there will be a section where you can send me a note. Please put your instructions there. If you forget, no biggie, send me an Esty message with your order attached. If you forget that, you can email me at juliajwertz(at)gmail(dot)com and remember to forward your order receipt with it. But please please please do NOT send me a facebook message about it, I cannot keep track of those things and I sometimes use emails to locate orders and I can’t do that from facebook.

Packages: 

To place a pre-order, go to my Etsy store.

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LIMITED EDITION PACKAGE  SOLD OUT

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Deluxe package $60:

-the signed/inscribed book & a lil’ library slip doodle

- hand drawn panel (choose one of four options) India ink on bristol, about 6×8 inches

-a small print on watercolor paper

-three handmade cartoon magnets (a random mix, including comics like Peanuts, Little Nemo, Popeye, Nancy, my character and others)

-a handmade keychain or necklace (choose one of three options)

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Upgrade package: $45

-the signed/inscribed book & a lil’ library slip doodle

- hand drawn panel (choose one of five options) India ink on bristol, about 6×8 inches

-a small print on watercolor paper

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Regular package: $33

-the signed/inscribed book, small print & a lil’ library slip doodle.

Don’t forget that I have tons of other stuff in my Etsy store!

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