The Masochists by Nick Bertozzi

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The Masochists is a dramatic look at obsession, an examination of isolation, and a eulogy for three people slowly crushing everything good out of their lives. "Passing Out", the first story in The Masochists, delves into the torturous world of adolescent pecking orders in which a boy is forced into an act of self-humiliation. The simultaneous destructive and redemptive quality of music-making in "U.V.Katastrophe" follows the central character on his journey out of an artistic dead-end and into his redemption, through a surreal rock concert. The rhythms of "5/4" are made up of the beats of compulsion self-mutilation and the very short distance between art and obsession. The Masochists, an unflinching look at human behavior, will sit well with those intrigued by the early humanist dramas of Fellini or Kurosawa.

About Nick Bertozzi

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Nick Bertozzi has won two Harvey Awards and two Ignatz Awards, been nominated for an Eisner Award and another Ignatz, and has received a Xeric Grant.
Published June 29, 2001 by Alternative Comics. 128 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Katastrophe," a former punk rocker, frustrated with writing advertising jingles, experiences a moment of musical transcendence when he sits in with his former band;

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