I Saw You...: Comics Inspired by Real Life Missed


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  1. Hannah Garden Hannah Garden says:

    This is a fun idea and I m glad I finally got a copy, it s a bunch of Craigslist Missed Connections turned into tiny, mostly one page comics by a bunch of different artists Wertz edited it as a mini a long time ago and then an agent sniffed it out at an expo and was like SAY NOW WERTZ LET S US GET YOU SOME MONEY AND PRESTIGE PLEASE, which is my favorite kind of story to have a sharp little cookie get scooped up and rewarded for her efforts Also Wertz draws a couple using her character and i This is a fun idea and I m glad I finally got a copy, it s a bunch of Craigslist Missed Connections turned into tiny, mostly one page comics by a bunch of different artists Wertz edited it as a mini a long time ago and then an agent sniffed it out at an expo and was like SAY NOW WERTZ LET S US GET YOU SOME MONEY AND PRESTIGE PLEASE, which is my favorite kind of story to have a sharp little cookie get scooped up and rewarded for her efforts Also Wertz draws a couple using her character and in one where the Julia character is pining for a coffee shop guy, she totally draws that guy as Oliver, which, waaahhhhhhhhh oh man so cute, so charming A fun toilet read Read a couple while ya pee, it ll last a couple weeks I like it Plus having once been a Strandie where we all loved looking at Missed Connections together because there were always a million for Strand, this made me flash back fondly on how fun and funny that was, looking at the internet together while we were supposed to be working, writing prank ones for people and waiting for the reaction, etc Just very great dumb stuff


  2. Wilmarie (lesbe.reader on IG) Wilmarie (lesbe.reader on IG) says:

    This is bad oh so bad So creepy and the art is meh Reading it was excruciating I hate it so much


  3. Alex Telander Alex Telander says:

    I SAW YOUEDITED BY JULIA WERTZ The next time you pay a visit to Craigslist and I m sure you check it every day now for the job postings , look under the Personals column and you ll see a option titled Missed Connections It s where men and women seeking women or men recount a recent chance meeting with someone who captured their heart in the blink of an eye Perhaps it was a short but sweet conversation over the purchase of a latte or gazing into one another s eyes on the train to I SAW YOUEDITED BY JULIA WERTZ The next time you pay a visit to Craigslist and I m sure you check it every day now for the job postings , look under the Personals column and you ll see a option titled Missed Connections It s where men and women seeking women or men recount a recent chance meeting with someone who captured their heart in the blink of an eye Perhaps it was a short but sweet conversation over the purchase of a latte or gazing into one another s eyes on the train to the work or even the smile from a distance We all see people each day, strangers whom we wonder might be strangers who might even be the one But then the opposite of serendipity blocks your path and you never see the person again If this is the case, then Missed Connections is for you where you can pour out your heart to that human who stopped you in your tracks for a second, with the lone hope that he or she may one day read it and somehow find you.In the fall of 2006, Julia Wertz, cartoonist and creator of The Fart Party, put up a blog requesting comic strips from volunteers inspired by Missed Connections Soon her inbox was overflowing In I Saw You ., Wertz collects them together, providing a short introduction to why and how she did this The result is a very entertaining book featuring a wonderful variety of artwork from some of today s finest graphic artists as they take a sentence or two and turn it into something happy, or something sad, but always entertaining piece of art.So whether you re looking for a laugh, or for your heart strings to be pulled by some sad words and some sad eyes, I Saw Youis the book for you A perfect paperback to read through in your spare time, while on the bus to work in the morning, as you glance up at that special someone looking right back at you, never to see them again.Forbook reviews and exclusive author interviews, go to BookBanter


  4. Stacy Fetters Stacy Fetters says:

    Admit it home alone with nothing to do with unlimited internet You hop on craigslist for a quick laugh and a few hours later you re worried about the human race You may even feel discomfort The missed connections page is always great for a laugh or even a shutter This compilation has the best of both worlds and alittleSome of these are just plain weird and she could of found funnier ones Still a good group of awkwardness.


  5. Karen Karen says:

    This book is full of cartoons and graphic short stories based on real life ads found in Craiglist s missed connections section I had no idea this existed, so that was surprise number one Surprise number two was that such ads could inspire these comics and cartoon artists to create such amazing work I loved immersing myself in their interpretations of what hides behind a missed connection ad, of what the person really meant, or what the encounter could have been like I loved what Julia Wertz, This book is full of cartoons and graphic short stories based on real life ads found in Craiglist s missed connections section I had no idea this existed, so that was surprise number one Surprise number two was that such ads could inspire these comics and cartoon artists to create such amazing work I loved immersing myself in their interpretations of what hides behind a missed connection ad, of what the person really meant, or what the encounter could have been like I loved what Julia Wertz, young cartoonist and editor of this book, said in her note at the beginningI became intrigued with the concept of a subculture of people who feel they missed something great because they didn t have the courage to speak up I found it evenpeculiar that there were many people who think that strangers they spotted in a passing car or on the other side of the bus must surely be the loves of their livesThe idea of people who feel such deep connections with complete strangers was a fascinating one to me, too I think that even if you are not drawn to this book conceptually, it would still be worth it to check it out, if only for all the cool artists that contributed their own interpretations to it Thanks to this book, I discovered very young, very talented people whose work I can t wait to get my hands on


  6. Susan Susan says:

    I ve always been intrigued by the little soap operas in miniature that are encapsulated in missed connections ads, and this book will help feed that morbid curiosity of anyone who has read those sections and found themselves mentally embroidering upon the fragmented recaps of transitory connections The artists in this collection seize upon all of the inherent humor, pathos, and let s face it occasional skeeziness of the ads in exactly the same way the average reader would, so as satisfying as I ve always been intrigued by the little soap operas in miniature that are encapsulated in missed connections ads, and this book will help feed that morbid curiosity of anyone who has read those sections and found themselves mentally embroidering upon the fragmented recaps of transitory connections The artists in this collection seize upon all of the inherent humor, pathos, and let s face it occasional skeeziness of the ads in exactly the same way the average reader would, so as satisfying as it is there s not a whole lot that s completely unexpected What is really great though, is the number of artists that came through to contribute mini comics for the book Personal favorites include the cheerful delusion illustrated in Cathy Leamy s Hello There Doctor Love , Rama Hughes s surprisingly poignant Marshmallow , Shaenon K Gerrity s kooky You had sideburns and a mullet , and Aaron Renier s Macrame Cheese Just a heads up the contributors pages in the back not only lists the e mail contact information and the websites of all the featured artists, and everyone came up with their own mock I saw you post to accompany their information Not only is this a useful resource if you find an artist you like, but almost all of them are pretty funny Don t skip over it


  7. Beth Beth says:

    Inspired by missed connections ads on Craigslist, this collection of comics is proof that truth is sometimes stranger than fiction A talented bunch of independent artists take verbatim entries and embellish One or two are autobiographical and focuson the assignment, rather than inventing a graphical story In most cases, pictures compliment the stories well there is a lot of repetition of theme, and some areclever than others Trading Smiles in which the cartoonist imagines tw Inspired by missed connections ads on Craigslist, this collection of comics is proof that truth is sometimes stranger than fiction A talented bunch of independent artists take verbatim entries and embellish One or two are autobiographical and focuson the assignment, rather than inventing a graphical story In most cases, pictures compliment the stories well there is a lot of repetition of theme, and some areclever than others Trading Smiles in which the cartoonist imagines two passers by literally removing the grins from their faces and swapping them, is particularly notable Editor Wertz has arranged the vignettes very well, grouping by topic such as coffeeshop crushes and unhappily ever after Many drawing styles are represented soft rounded, angular, stark black white, shaded, manga ish, realistic Presentation panels vs one page illustration vary the composition This adult themed anthology is highly entertaining for voyeuristic readers who like glimpses into the real or imagined lives of others


  8. Raina Raina says:

    Fun little collection of comic artists riffing on real life personal ads They vary in length from a page to several, some are anecdotes of the creators actual experiences relating to personals, some use the sequential art medium to give the text a whole new generally creepy meaning It was fun to see the variety of approaches and illustration styles Wertz includes artists from both the published GN community and the zine community, which is very very cool , although I did see a prevailing th Fun little collection of comic artists riffing on real life personal ads They vary in length from a page to several, some are anecdotes of the creators actual experiences relating to personals, some use the sequential art medium to give the text a whole new generally creepy meaning It was fun to see the variety of approaches and illustration styles Wertz includes artists from both the published GN community and the zine community, which is very very cool , although I did see a prevailing theme of mocking the pathetic desperation of the persons who wrote the ads Most of these feel kinda miserable and anticlimactic, which is fitting since we don t actually know the fate of the ads in almost every case Fun to discover new artists for to follow, although none of the stories were long enough to convert me to a new style if I didn t have an immediate aesthetic connection If that makes any sense It s potluck day and I have very little brain The end


  9. David Schaafsma David Schaafsma says:

    I have never once written a missed connections ad, nor even a M4W ad of any kind but you know, sometimes I read them in The Reader or places like that whole stories there, waiting to be told or experienced, some hopeful, some sad This comics collection gets at a wide range of stuff and is hard to put down pretty fascinating view of human nature of shyness and hesitation as one fundamental basis for missing connections


  10. Gary Lee Gary Lee says:

    Too long and uneven to really be great too short to be overbloated and awful.This one had some great pieces scattered throughout, but most were mediocre at best.Unless you want to help support indie comics published through a mainstream house, or you re a fan ofthan five contributors found within, you can probably skip this one.


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I Saw You...: Comics Inspired by Real Life Missed Connections [Reading] ➸ I Saw You...: Comics Inspired by Real Life Missed Connections Author Julia Wertz – Thomashillier.co.uk This anthology of comics inspired by real life missed connection ads posted on Craigslist and in local papers around the country will tug at your heartstrings and make you think Lonely hearts, romanti This anthology of comics inspired by real You...: Comics Kindle ´ life missed connection ads posted on Craigslist and in local papers around the country will tug at your heartstrings I Saw PDF or and make you think Lonely hearts, romantics, and even cynics pore over missed connection ads in search of love, to gawk and giggle, or out of curiosity Saw You...: Comics Epub Ù These posted stranger sightings and chance encounters lay bare the truths and oddities of real life loneliness and attractions and bring out the voyeur in the best of us I Saw You takes this phenomenon and makes it even better Julia Wertz has gathered the stars and soon to be stars of the graphic art world, including Peter Bagge, Jesse Reklaw, Tom Hart, Sam Henderson, Laura Park, Emily Flake, Keith Knight, Janelle Hessig, Gabrielle Bell, Aaron Renier, Austin English, Corinne Mucha, Jeffrey Brown, Alec Longstreth, Minty Lewis, Joey Sayers, David Malki, Kazimir Strzepek, Ken Dahl, Shannon Wheeler, Shaenon Garrity, Rodd Perry, Abby Denson, Damien Jay, Sarah Glidden, and dozens , to interpret these plaintive, hopeful postings in drawings that range from laugh out loud funny to disarmingly strange.

    I Saw You...: Comics Inspired by Real Life Missed of us I Saw You takes this phenomenon and makes it even better Julia Wertz has gathered the stars and soon to be stars of the graphic art world, including Peter Bagge, Jesse Reklaw, Tom Hart, Sam Henderson, Laura Park, Emily Flake, Keith Knight, Janelle Hessig, Gabrielle Bell, Aaron Renier, Austin English, Corinne Mucha, Jeffrey Brown, Alec Longstreth, Minty Lewis, Joey Sayers, David Malki, Kazimir Strzepek, Ken Dahl, Shannon Wheeler, Shaenon Garrity, Rodd Perry, Abby Denson, Damien Jay, Sarah Glidden, and dozens , to interpret these plaintive, hopeful postings in drawings that range from laugh out loud funny to disarmingly strange."/>
  • Paperback
  • 192 pages
  • I Saw You...: Comics Inspired by Real Life Missed Connections
  • Julia Wertz
  • English
  • 15 November 2018
  • 0307408531

About the Author: Julia Wertz

Julia Wertz is a professional cartoonist, amateur You...: Comics Kindle ´ historian and part time urban explorer photographer She made the comic books The Fart Party vol and vol I Saw PDF or collected in Museum of Mistakes and the graphic novels Drinking at the Movies, and The Infinite Wait and Other Stories In , Hachette published Tenements, Towers Saw You...: Comics Epub Ù Trash An Unconventional, Illustrated History of New York City, for which Wertz won the Brendan Gill Prize She currently does monthly comics and illustration for the New Yorker Her work appears semi regularly in publications such as the New York Times, Harper s Magazine, the Believer, and Medium Her photography of abandoned places has appeared in The New York Post, the Daily Mail and some local rags She is a repeated MacDowell Colony fellow.