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

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

by Julia Wertz

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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, romantics, and even cynics pore over missed connection ads in search of love, to gawk and giggle, or out of curiosity. 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 more, to interpret these plaintive, hopeful postings in drawings that range from laugh-out-loud funny to disarmingly strange.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307452610
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 02/03/2009
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
File size: 35 MB
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About the Author

JULIA WERTZ is a cartoonist and writer and the creator of the autobiographical comic The Fart Party. She lives in Brooklyn.

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I Saw You...: Comics Inspired by Real-Life Missed Connections 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
esswedl on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It's not just the great source material--it's the curation and twist the individual artists bring to the ads. I
Jessiqa on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was a fun, quick read. It's as the title describes--a collection of Craigslist missed connection ads via short comics, usually a page long. The comics are by turns creepy and sad and funny. The day I finished it, I passed it along to a friend who also loved it. I rather hope another volume comes out. Or maybe I should just visit the associated website and keep up with the comics that way. Either way, I'm happy. I highly recommend this to pretty much everyone.
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plaidsoup More than 1 year ago
The content itself is fantastic. The Nook format is terrible. The images are so low resolution that many of the captions are impossible to read. I noticed the problem first on my Nook Color, where the frames didn't even expand to the resolution of the device, but experienced the same problem on my PC. Buy it in paperback or the Kindle edition, this version is useless.
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seattle1985 More than 1 year ago
I always read the "I Saw You" in my local alternative paper, (The Stranger!!) and I have always wonder about who the people who write them are, did they ever meet, etc. This collection of illustrations really fits in with the feel of the "I Saw You"s. Because they are done by different artists, they really feel like they are coming from the different people who wrote the ads. There are some that I was laughing, and some that made me very sad. I highly recommend this!