2004 Ignatz Award Nominee: Outstanding Series
Nick Bertozzi, the exciting, inventive New York cartoonist best known for his Ignatz-Award winning "map-book" Boswash and 2001's outstanding graphic novel The Masochists which garnered him a 2002 Eisner Award nomination, now unleashes his first ongoing series — and it's his most amazing work yet! Bertozzi's work on Rubber Necker has won him the 2003 Ignatz Award for "Outstanding Comic", and two 2003 Harvey Awards for "Best New Series" and "Best New Talent". Bertozzi's bag of tricks is huge — one minute he's laying his characters' souls bare with his bold, expressive cartooning, the next he's doubling you over with a bit of perfect streetwise dialogue, the next he's teasing your brain with an ingenious twist on the workings of the comics page. At the heart of each issue of Rubber Necker will be a new chapter of "Drop Ceiling", the intense, hilariously seedy tale of a young man facing ejection from the family business, and his quest for the fateful box left him by his late father.
Nick Bertozzi has filled the fourth issue of his self-anthology tight with good stuff! The multiple Harvey and Ignatz Awarded and Eisner-nominated series by Nick Bertozzi features the fourth installment of "Drop Ceiling"; "Belles Lettres" about an obsessive typographer; a goofy "Aqua Jacques" short and two short experimental pieces. See why The Comics Journal named Bertozzi the "emerging artist of 2002".
Alternative Comics is proud to announce Rubber Necker #4 (ISBN: 1-891867-63-6), the fourth issue of the new series by Harvey Award and Ignatz Award winning, and Eisner Award nominated cartoonist Nick Bertozzi that was released March 2004.
Nick Bertozzi lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife and their new baby daughter. His comics credits include: Boswash (Luxurious Comics) a map comic for which he also received both the Xeric Grant Award and the Ignatz Award, The Masochists (Alternative Comics), several stories for the Big Book series (Paradox Press), and many other cartoon anthologies across the globe. Nick Bertozzi won the 2003 Ignatz Award for "Outstanding Comic", two 2003 Harvey Awards for "Best New Series" and "Best New Talent" and was nominated for the 2002 Eisner Award for "Talent Deserving Wider Recognition"