Julia Wertz

Julia Wertz is a professional cartoonist and amateur explorer. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, she now lives in New York City. Photos and documentation of her explorations can be seen at

Stories By Julia Wertz


The Fart Party’s Over

Up in the Old Asylum

As preservationists fight to save a pair of psychiatric hospitals from demolition, a photographer explores their decaying beauty and the century-old tales hidden within.