Nick Bertozzi

Nick Bertozzi

Bertozzi at the Stata Center at MIT in 2006
Born Nicholas Urban Bertozzi
(1970-05-26) May 26, 1970
New York City
Nationality American
Area(s) Artist, Writer
Pseudonym(s) NUB
Notable works
The Salon
Rubber Necker
The Masochists
ACT-I-VATE founding member
Awards Xeric Grant, 2000
Ignatz Award, 2000
Emerging Talent of the Year (The Comics Journal), 2002
Harvey Award, 2003

Nick Bertozzi (born May 26, 1970) is an American comic book writer and artist, as well as a commercial illustrator and teacher of cartooning. His series Rubber Necker from Alternative Comics won the 2003 Harvey Awards for best new talent and best new series.[1] His project, The Salon (published by St. Martin's Press), examines the creation of cubism in 1907 Paris in the context of a fictional murder mystery.

Early life

Bertozzi grew up on the East Side of Providence, Rhode Island, and in Rehoboth, Massachusetts, and got his BA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He has lived in Madrid, Philadelphia, and New York City.[2]


Bertozzi also illustrated Houdini: The Handcuff King (published by Hyperion), which was written by Jason Lutes.[3] Bertozzi also publishes two webcomics, Persimmon Cup and Pecan Sandy, as part of the ACT-I-VATE comics blog.[4] His illustration clients include Nickelodeon magazine, Spin, The New York Times, New York Press, Gourmet, Abercrombie & Fitch, and WFMU.

He teaches cartooning at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan.[5]


Selected bibliography


  1. Price, Matthew (August 8, 2003). "Comic book awards presented; Reprint of 'Krazy Kat' series recognized". Daily Oklahoman, p. D11
  2. Rosenbaum, S.I. (February 8, 2003). "Nick Bertozzi finds comic inspiration in R.I. roots". The Providence Journal, p. D1
  3. Lodge, Sally (February 19, 2007). "Children's Books for Spring: H - I". Publishers Weekly, p. 87
  4. Elkin, Toby (March 12, 2007). "Art — Comic timing". Centre Daily Times
  5. "What's in Store". Visual Arts Journal. Fall 2011. School of Visual Arts. Page 19


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