2003 Ignatz Award Winner: Outstanding Comic
2003 Harvey Award Winner: Best New Series
2003 Harvey Award Winner: Best New Talent
2002 Eisner Award Nominee
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 onRubber 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 ø 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 ofRubber 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.
In this second issue, “Drop Ceiling Chapter 2”: with a fistfight, a painter, teddy bears, and what’s with the corn? “Parfum”: a man, a scent, an obsession. “That Won’t Help”: four pages of wise advice to young men trying to make up with their girl. “There Was Something I Wanted to Tell You”: an experimental comic guest-written by Tim Hall. Get on board and get wrapped up in the world of one of America’s most exciting young cartoonists!
32 page brown ink on cream paper comic with color covers
Alternative Comics, 2002