Preview The Bowels of New York Urban Chronicle

ew York as you’ve never seen it before! Far from a tourist guide, Julia Wertz tells us an illustrated history of the blocks, the buildings and the bowels of this city which never sleeps. In this original and well-documented comic strip, she shows the city’s architecture and its evolution – historic shops, changes in facades and signs – and feasts us on little-known New York anecdotes, such as that of the legendary Fifth Avenue abortionist Madame Restell, serial killer Lizzie Halliday, the great pinball prohibition, or the story of the pneumatic tube system. Carried by the look, the tone and the humor of Julia Wertz, this atypical work – between illustrated documentary and comic strip -, offers a unique stroll through the history and streets of New York.

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