New Yorker

Thursday Spotlight: Julia Wertz, Cartoonist

Julia Wertz
Julia Wertz

Greenpoint resident Julia Wertz is a storyteller and cartoonist who’s met enormous standards as an accomplished artist through an extensive body of work – but not without an equally extensive journey that brought her there. Purely self-taught, she’s championed her way through golden American rostrums like The New Yorker and Harper’s Magazine.

Her books and comic strips have been claimed to show people slivers of some candid truth to their own lives, which one could say is the ultimate social responsibility of The Artist. Julia shares her insight with Greenpointers into the realities of becoming a professional cartoonist, and what the future lies ahead for her. Continue reading

Category: Art/Music | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 0 Comments

Greenpoint Film Festival, Rock the Pulaski, Animamus Art Salon – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (9/17–9/23)

There are more events in our weekly calendarSubmit Greenpoint events, too!

WEDNESDAY 9/17
* War Correspondents @ Brooklyn Brewery (79 North 11th St) 7:30pm, $25, New Yorker staff writer Philip Gourevitch will be interviewed by Brooklyn Brewery founder and former AP Middle East correspondent Steve Hindy, More info
* Wunderkind Trivia Night 
@ Verboten (54 North 11th St) 8pm, FREE, A heated, team-based battle of wits that will test both your brain and your liver with challenging questions and cool prizes, More info

Continue reading

Category: Events, What's Happening? | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 0 Comments