NOW BOOKING FOR 2017/2018, please email me at juliajwertz at and/or my publicist at Betsy.Hulsebosch at

As of summer 2017, I’m planning for the release of Tenements, Tower & Trash: An Unconventional, Illustrated History of New York City on Oct 3rd, from BlackDog & Leventhal/Hachette. (Although the book is about NYC, the historical comics have broader appeal, so I’m happy to travel to any bookstore or festival in any city!) I do comics slideshows/reading, standup/storytelling type stuff, college lectures and comics/writing workshops. And I love doing podcasts and radio.

October: (please double check the starting time of these events on their main site before going- these times are tentative, and this list is incomplete as I’ll be adding more events. 

New York & surrounding area:

10/4: Panel at Columbia University with Penelope Bagieu and Zep at 6pm

10/5- reading/slideshow at Word in Greenpoint at 7pm

10/7- Line Break- literary reading series at Q.E.D in Queens at 3pm

10/8- New York Comic-Con (haven’t set the times yet) 

10/9- reading/slideshow at Word in New Jersey with Lauren Weinstein  6pm

10/11- reading/slideshow at Greenwich Historical Society at 6:30

10/12- reading/slideshow at the LIC Queens Library at 6pm

Bay Area/California

10/20: Northern California Independent Booksellers Association at the South San Francisco Conference Center. info TBA.

10/26: West coast book release reading/slideshow at Pegasus (Shattuck location) at 7:30pm


11/4 Short Run Comics Festival. Panel/event times TBA.

School/college/workshop availability options: If you’d like me to visit your school, please contact me and if I can, I’d be more than happy to visit! I have prepared different lectures/workshops for students of varying ages, which address topics like small publishers vs big publishers vs DIY, how to “write” artwork (text and art as a symbiotic relationship) and basically everything I learned about making a living through comics during the last decade of figuring it all out my damn self, usually the hard way. I also have activities for kids, involving simple four panel comic storytelling. I prefer doing college lectures in person, however Skype can be arranged as well.